Hot Springs in Iceland
Andri Kristinsson Wanderlist

Hot Springs in Iceland

You really can’t say you have truly experienced what Iceland has to offer unless you’ve dipped into at least one of the many natural geothermal hot springs. It’s a magical experience you shouldn’t miss.

Natural hot springs in Iceland range from the luxurious (and touristy) spa-like experience of the Blue Lagoon to plethora of hard to reach hidden-hot-spring-gems in the middle of nowhere. Make sure to check out some of the hot springs mentioned in this collection of articles or ask a local for the nearest one. They often know where the hidden gems are to be found - and they are well worth the hassle of finding and locating them!

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The Blue Lagoon may be the ultimate tourist hit in Iceland but that doesn't necessarily mean that it's crowded all the time.
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If you think the Blue Lagoon is the only option for a geothermal pool experience in Iceland, you're wrong! There are countless geothermal pools, rivers and ponds in Iceland and many are relatively unknown, like this one.
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Landmannalaugar, an increasingly popular place (for a reason) in the Icelandic highlands is home to spectacular landscape and a natural hot spring. This article has the basics.
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There are not many Geysers in the world. They are one of nature's true marvels, and in Iceland you'll have the opportunity to see them up close, in all shapes and sizes.
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There are loads of hot springs in Iceland you can bathe in. The Blue Lagoon might be the most famous one but there are many more options. Most of them do not have an entrance fee so it is well worth it to do some research.
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If you like bathing in the nature, Iceland has plenty to offer. There are unique spots to go swimming all over the country and some of them totally undiscovered by tourists. This article reveals four exciting swim spots in Iceland.
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A detailed guide with everything you need to know about hiking up to Reykjadalur, a hot spring river perfect for bathing in the nature!
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Seljavallalaug is the first swimming pool that was built in Iceland. The pool, which is located near Seljalandsfoss in South Iceland and filled with warm geothermal water, is still relatively undiscovered by tourists.
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Are you thinking about going to the highlands of Iceland? Check out this informative article about Kjölur, Strýtur and Hveravellir which are all breathtaking destinations in the highlands.
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Snorralaug is a natural geothermal hot spring in the tiny town of Reykholt, where some famous vikings from the Icelandic Saga's used to take a bath.
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While this is a page about a local project called "Friends of water", focused on maintenance of geothermal pools, it's also an excellent list of pools to visit in the Westfjords.
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A quick but helpful article suggesting three great ideas of things to do and see in or around Egilsstadir, a small town in East Iceland.
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Iceland's abundance of hot geothermal pools was Kate Rew's inspiration to visit the country. In this fantastic review of hers you can read all you need to know about swimming in Iceland's hot springs.
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Keflavik Airport and the Blue Lagoon aren't the only things Reykjanes Peninsula has to offer.
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Spot puffins, soak in geothermal springs, catch a glimpse of the aurora borealis—here's a list of 8 experiences you must have during your stay in Iceland.
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Kjalvegur is a higland hike that is no less interesting than the Laugavegur with stunning landscape and gorgeous glacier view.
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Hveravellir is one of the most remarkable attractions of the highlands of Iceland. With good hiking routes and stunning landscape all around, it is probably one of the most interesting geothermal areas to visit in Iceland.
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There was a change in the landscape in the Holuhraun area after the eruption in 2014. New lava field was formed and a geothermal pool emerged.
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If you think the Blue Lagoon is a natural hot spring where the locals hang out, think again. This article helps set the right expectations before visiting.
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If you are travelling to northeast Iceland, you should take a good amount of time to explore the Mývatn Lake area. Here are six natural wonders you absolutely shouldn't miss.
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This inspiring blog post is full of beautiful photos and colourful descriptions of the Kerlingarfjöll area in the Highlands of Iceland.
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Askja is a volcanic crater in the northern highlands of Iceland that's well worth the visit despite being remote. In the middle of the crater, you'll find a hot spring.
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This list of small natural, geothermal hot springs in South Iceland, has a few more remote lesser-known options to check out.
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Ten great natural hot springs that are more authentic and natural than the most famous tourist attraction in Iceland, the Blue Lagoon.
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Námafjall geothermal area is located in northeast Iceland known for its steaming hot mud craters. The harmony of the grey bubbling mud, columns of steam and colourful mineral deposits on the ground make you wonder whether you are still on earth.
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Awesome tips and tricks to make the most out of the Blue Lagoon, ranging from prices and what to bring to things like how to treat your hair.


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