Hot Springs & Swimming

You have to dip in while in Iceland...

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Seljavallalaug is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and is easily accessible from the ring road. With hot water flowing from the cliff it makes it the perfect spot to stop and enjoy!
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Reykjadalur hot spring is close to Reykjavik and can very easily be done without a guide. This hot spring is without a doubt one of my favourites and the hike is very scenic.
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Great natural hot tubs near the town of Höfn in southeast Iceland. Nothing beats the glacier view from the tubs!
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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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The locals in Iceland love their swimming pools, and you can be sure to find one in every neighborhood of the city. Here's how to choose between them.
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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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Hellulaug is a hidden gem in the southern part of the Westfjords. My advice to you is to visit the pool soon – while it's still off the tourist radar!
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On this day tour you will have a chance to ride the unique Icelandic Horse through unspoiled nature and magnificent landscape with a stop in the Reykjadalur Hot Spring River.
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Exploring the hot pools of Iceland is one of the most unique experiences the country has to offer. Here are five hot pools that are open all year, and easy to reach in a day’s drive from Reykjavík.
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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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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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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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Gudrunarlaug is one of many "hidden" geothermal pools in Iceland, located in the western part of the country. I visited the pool for the first time on a sunny day in early June.
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And better yet – these hot springs recommended in the article are free of entrance, unlike the pricey Blue Lagoon.
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If you are short on time but looking for an unforgettable adventure in the Icelandic wilderness, this geothermal helicopter tour might be just what you are looking for.
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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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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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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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The Landmannalaugar area in the Iceland Highlands is the perfect place for hiking and exploring. The place is characterised by unique colors, vast mountains and hot springs – it's also the starting point for the famous Laugavegur Trek.
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The Seljavallalaug swimming pool is often overlooked by tourists despite being very close to the ring road. This blog posts offers information on this truly unique pool and a detailed map with directions how to get there.
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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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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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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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Do you dare? Sea swimming is a surprisingly common activity amongst locals in Iceland and if you're up for an adventure, it's worth trying at least once!
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Landmannalaugar geothermal area is one of the highlights of the Iceland Highlands. There's a large geothermal pool where you can bathe in and various options for outdoor adventures. Unforgettable day tour!
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The Westfjords of Iceland are largely off the tourist radar, perhaps due to lack of public transportation and pretty poor road conditions. If you are driving a rental car, it's actually not that much trouble to visit the Westfjords.
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This evening tour takes you to the Laugarvatn Fontana Spa, where you'll also have dinner, and then Northern Lights hunting in this magnificent area.
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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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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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Many visitors wander if the Blue Lagoon is worth it and if it is becoming too touristy. Here's an excellent overview of the Blue Lagoon and how it compares to the Fontana Laugarvatn.
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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 is one of the most beautiful areas in the Icelandic Highlands. This day tour includes a drive through Þjórsárdalur valley, with its stunningly diverse and colourful landscapes, and visit a reconstructed medieval farmhouse
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Great combo tour to experience a natural hot spring in Iceland and a Volcano Lava Cave.
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There are countless outdoor swimming pools in Iceland, differing in shapes and sizes. Here's a very informative article about swimming pools in Iceland that will help you decide which pool to visit.
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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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There are some gorgeous beaches in all regions of Iceland and some of them are actually suitable for sunbathing. Check out this post for some inspiration and info.