Pool-hopping in Iceland
| María Reynisdóttir
One of the unique things about our volcanic island is the abundance of natural hot water and the possibility to enjoy bathing in pools of every kind all around the country! Below are some ideas for fantastic pools and hot springs to visit when in Iceland.
Seljavallalaug, South Iceland - one of the oldest pools in Iceland, it was recently named one of the best places in the world to make a splash by readers of UK newspaper The Guardian.
Mývatn Nature Baths, North Iceland - mineral-rich milky-blue waters and incredible panoramic views make this the perfect place to relax after a busy day's sightseeing in the Lake Mývatn area.
Laugavalladalur, interior - well hidden in the highlands, this is in fact a natural shower created by a geothermal hot river flowing off a small cliff.
Hofsós swimming pool, North Iceland - considered by many to be the most beautiful man-made pool in Iceland, it has an incredible view of the ocean.
The Blue Lagoon, Reykjanes Peninsula - world famous with reputed health benefits, National Geographic listed this geothermal spa as one of the new seven wonders of the world.
Many of our members also have outdoor hot tubs or "hot pots" as we call them, or natural hot spring pools for guests to enjoy - perfect for relaxing after a day’s hiking – perhaps watching the stars and even Northern Lights on a crisp winter’s evening! Search our accommodation listings for country hotels, guesthouses, farms and cottages offering hot tubs or pools.
Iceland has more than 200 pools and hot springs to bathe in. Check out website swimminginiceland.com for the most complete listing of swimming pools and natural hot springs around Iceland. Happy pool-hopping!