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North Iceland has numerous swimming pools, mostly outdoors. These are nearly always fed with fresh, clear geothermal water, although a few swimming pools are heated in other ways and are usually indoors. While many decades ago Icelandic pools were built in order to teach people to swim, supplemental services have been added with time, including hot tubs, saunas, steam baths, tanning tables, water slides, children's and splash pools, and play equipment

No better spot is imaginable for re-tanking physically and mentally on a cold autumn or winter day, or after the strain of a hiking or skiing trip, than a swimming pool with its hot tubs and saunas.

Swimming brings health and beauty!

Þórshöfn Swimming pool
Grenivík Swimming pool
Summer opening hours (valid from June 1): Mondays - Fridays: 11:00 - 19:00Weekends: 10:00 - 18:00 Winter opening hours:Mondays -Thursdays: 15:00-18:00Saturdays: 10:00-13:00Closed Fridays and Sundays
Illugastaðir Swimming pool
Fully equipped sports center with a gym, swimming pool, two hot tubs, steam bath, wading pool, ice-bath and to large water slides along with lots of fun toys. Information about opening hours and entrance fee can be found on the sports center website or Facebook page.
Laugar Swimming pool
Summer opening (June - August)Everyday 10 - 21  Winter opening (September - May)Mondays - Thursdays 7:30-9:30 and 16-21:30Fridays 7:30-9:30Saturdays and Sundays 12-16   The swimming pool at Laugum is located 60 km east of Akureyri, 40 km south of Húsavík, and 20 km north of Mývatnssveit. Surrounded by pristine hillsides, the pool at Laugar is 25 meters long with a temperature of around30°C. There are two spacious hot tubs, one at 40°C and another around 37°C. There is also a kids' wading area and a fitness center. It is a quiet and peaceful area with a beautiful view south the valley.  You can find us on Facebook: Sundlaug Laugum  
Siglufjörður Swimmming Pool
Swimming pool in Siglufjörður is an indoor pool 10 x 25 meters. In the outdoor area there is a large tub with massage and sauna. For the opnening hours please visit our webpage: 
Opening hours, summer 2021:Weekdays: 10:00-20:200Weekends: 13:00-17:00 
Þelamörk Swimming pool
Opening hours: From 20. Agust:                        Friday                      17:00-20:00 Saturday                 11:00-18:00 Sunday                    11:00-22:30 Monday-Thursday   17:00-22:30                   Summertime from 1. June:      Monday - Thursday        11-22 Friday-Sunday       11-20
Stórutjarnarskóli Swimming pool
Information on opening hours and prices can be found on our website:|&tId=1   We look forward to having you.
Akureyri Swimming pool
Akureyri Swimming Pool is one of the most popular attractions in Akureyri.  It is open all year round. The pool area includes two 25 meter outdoor pools,water slides, splashpool, an indoor pool, hot pots and a cold one and a steam bath as well. All the pools are heated by natural geothermal water. Temps range from a chilling 5°C to the hottest hot pot, 43°C. The whole facility is maintained to a high standard. Akureyri Swimming Pool is one of Iceland's finest. The development of the site is on going with the aim to make it better than ever before for people of all ages. Whether you are a local enjoying the social swimming pool culture of Akureyri or a tourist looking to unwind,  Akureyri Swimming Pool can offer everyone, young and old a space to have fun and relax. The pool has excellent disabled facilities and accessibility. To get there: 10 minutes walk from the center. Opening hours: Winter: Weekdays: 06:45-21:00, Weekends: 09:00-18:30. Summer: Weekdays: 06:45-21:00, Saturdays: 09:00-21:00, Sundays: 08:00-19:30.
Ólafsfjörður Swimming Pool
The swimming pool in Ólafsfjörður is 8 x 25 meters. There are two hot tubs, one is 38°C and the other is 40°C. One is a Jacuzzi. There are two water slides that are very popular, one is a snake that is 3,5 meters and the other is a black hole. For opening hours visit our webpage:  We look forward to your visit.   
Sauðárkrókur Swimming Pool
The hot tubs at Sauðárkrókur are considered extremely good and perfect for relaxing. Two tubs both with massage and differing temperatures. The pool is a 25m outdoor pool with sauna and sunbeds.
Sóti Summits
Sóti Summits is a North Iceland travel agency, operated by Icelanders with a desire for adventure travel and inspired by the pristine nature of northern Iceland and the Troll Peninsula  We design our experiences based on our own passion for nature, adventure, and sustainability.  Iceland's natural environment is at the core of our experiences and we take every measure to ensure that it will be there for years to come. We demonstrate our ambitions for sustainability through our practices, basing our products on local expertise and immersive discovery by foot or bike, rather than long-distance driving and destination sampling.  Our trips are hand-crafted with the exploring adventurer in mind and through them, we can share our passion for the stunning Troll Peninsula and the north of Iceland. All our experiences showcase the region through tours and activities, and also through delicious local food and superb accommodation.  Last but not least, our people. Our local guides are our backbone. With extensive outdoor adventure experience coupled with in-depth knowledge of local stories and history, you are in good hands.  We can’t wait to show you the north we know. 
Hvammstangi Swimming Pool
The swimming pool in Hvammstangi is good for tired travellers, families or others that like to relax or enjoy the best of Icelandic hot water. The swimming pool was open 1982. It has nice outdoor swimming pool of 25m x 11m, hot tub with water massage and steam bath.
Dalvík Swimming pool
The swimming pool in Dalvík is at the sports centre. It has a beautiful view of Svarfaðardalur. Beside the swimming pool, you will also find hot tubs, children pool, waterslide and sauna. In the sports centre you will also find a well-equipped gym.   Opening hours Mondays - Thursdays:06:15-20:00 Fridays:06:15-19:00 Saturdays - Sundays: 09:00-17:00
Varmahlíð Swimming Pool is a very popular family pool. The pool is a divided outdoor pool. One section is 12.5 x 25m and the other 12.5 x 8m children's pool.  In the latter the water is a tad warmer than in the larger lap pool and it has two water slides, a small slide for the little ones and a large slide for the bigger and braver. The pool also has a hot tub with massage jets and a sauna. Visit for opening hours.
Grímsey Swimming pool
Hofsós Swimming Pool
The Hofsós Swimming Pool is fast becoming one of the best known pools in Iceland as well as the most popular tourist attraction in Skagafjörður. The pool is one of the most scenic eternity-pools in Iceland overlooking the island of Drangey and the fjord.   The Hofsós swimming pool is not strictly an infinity pool, but the impression you get as you swim in the geothermal waters is that you're right next to the sea's edge. Not to be missed on the coast just below the swimming pool are the amazing basalt formations at Staðarbjargavík. It is said to have been the capital of the Skagafjörður elf population.
Raufarhöfn Swimming pool
BUSINESS HOURS Summer opening, June - August Mon-Fri 16:30-19:30 Sat-Sun 14:00-17:00   Winter openingMon-Sat 16-19Closed on Sundays  Find us on Facebook here
Húsavík Swimming pool
Open the whole year. Our opening hours are as follows: Summer:Weekdays: 06:45-21:00Weekends: 10:00-18:00  Vetur:Weekdays: 06:45-09.30 og 14:30-21:00Weekends: 11:00-16:00 Find us on Facebook here.
Bakkaflöt Travel Service
Bakkaflöt is a family-owned company that started in 1987. We offer a variety of accommodations. We have a 22 room guesthouse that offers cozy cabin with en suite bathrooms, double or triple rooms with shared bathrooms. We also have two bigger cottages with cooking facilities.  We have a small heated swimming pool outside and two hot tubs. Other facilities include a TV lounge, terrace, restaurant and bar area.  Next to the river Svartá we have a beautiful campsite with good cooking facilities.  In 1994 we started the river rafting in East glacial river and West glacial river.  West glacial river, class 2. Family rafting:  Scenic ride down the majestic Glacial Canyon. We´ll make a stop for a delicious hot chocolate from a geothermal spring and another stop to jump off a cliff. Great experience for the whole family.  East glacial river, class 4. Extreme rafting:  East glacial river is by far one of the best 1-day rafting rivers in Europe. Enjoy a delicious traditional Icelandic meat soup after the tour. The Extrem rafting is a total bliss and we can guarantee you will get wet.  Sit on top kayak trip down the river Svartá is an enjoyable and scenic nature ride in the midnight sun.  On site: accommodation in cabins and our guesthouse, camping site, small swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant and bar.   
Hrísey Swimming pool
Geothermal Pool and Sport Centre with a hot tubOpening hours: Winter (August 23 to June 6)Tuesdays to Thursdays from 15.00-19.00.Fridays 15.00-18.00.Saturdays and Sundays from 13.00-16.00 Summer (June 8 to August 22)Weekdays from 10.30-19.00.Weekends from 10.30-17.00
Svalbarðseyri Swimming pool
Mývatn Nature Baths
 Enjoy a relaxing visit to Myvatn Nature Bath. Located in the heart of north-east Iceland about 105 kilometres (65 miles) south of the Arctic Circle, Lake Mývatn and its surroundings are one of Europe's greatest natural treasures. A designated nature reserve, Mývatn is an area of fragile beauty where tourist services have been developed in such a way as to cause as little disruption as possible to what is a unique and highly delicate ecosystem. Opened in June 2004 Mývatn Nature Baths is the latest addition to the region's many visitor attractions. Drawing on a centuries-old tradition, the tastefully designed complex offers bathers a completely natural experience that begins with a relaxing dip in clouds of steam rising up from a fissure deep in the earth's surface, and ends with a luxurious swim in a pool of geothermal water drawn from depths of up to 2,500 metres. Containing a unique blend of minerals, silicates and geothermal micro-organisms, the warm soothing water of Myvatn Nature Bath benefit both skin and spirit alike. Myvatn Nature Bath is located in Jardbadsholar, about 4 km from the village of Reykjahlid. What better way to enjoy a visit to one of Europe's most spectacular destinations than with a visit to one of Iceland's nicest spa? Opening hours:Daily 12:00-22:00
Hrafnagil Swimming pool
Opening hours winter: Mondays-Thursdays: 06:30-08:00 and 14:00-22:00Fridays: 06:30-08:00 and 14:00-19:00Weekends: 10:00-19:00 Opening hours summer:Mondays-Fridays: 06:30-22:00Weekends: 10:00-20:00 Price 2021:Adults: 900 kr.Children 6-17: 300 ISK.Rent:Swimwear - 650 ISK.Towel - 650 ISK.Towel and swimwear - 1.000 ISKTicked, swimwear and towel - 1.600 ISK

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Brekkulækur Brekkulækur 531 Hvammstangi 451-2938
Hunavellir Swimmingpool Húnavellir 541 Blönduós 453-5600
Hólar Travel Service Hjaltadalur 551 Sauðárkrókur 455-6333
Guesthouse Sólgarðar Sólgarðar 570 Fljót 867-3164
Heiðarbær Reykjahverfi 641 Húsavík 464-3903
Lundur Swimming Pool Lundur 671 Kópasker 465-2248