Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool
Good for: relaxation, health, meeting Icelandic people, soul!!
- Sundlaugavegur 30a Laugaràs
- tel, info: 553 4039
- 06:30-22:30 Mon-Fri year-round, plus 08:00-22:00 Sat & Sun Apr-Sep, 08:00-20:00 Sat & Sun Oct-Mar
Lonely Planet review for Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool
Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool is the largest pool in Iceland, with the best facilities: an Olympic-size indoor pool, an outdoor pool, four hot pots and a whirlpool, a steam bath, and a curling 86m water slide. Take bus 14.
Reykjavík's heavenly pools (and beach) are the heart of the city's social life: children play, teenagers flirt, business deals are made, and everyone catches up with the latest gossip. Volcanic water keeps the temperature at a mellow 29°C, and most of the baths have heitir pottar (hot pots), Jacuzzi-like pools kept at a toasting 37°C to 42°C. Admission usually costs around Ikr280/around Ikr120 for adults/children aged 6 to 15, and towels and swimming costumes can be rented for around Ikr300 each. Reykjavíkurs get very upset by dirty tourists in their nice, clean pools (for good reason - the city's pools are free of chemicals). To avoid causing huge offence, visitors must wash thoroughly without a swimsuit before hopping in. For further information see www.spacity.is.