Swimming in Iceland

Swimming is popular in Iceland both by Icelanders and visitors. For more than 70 years swimming has been included in school curriculums so every Icelander is required by law to learn to swim. 

There is a great number of high quality swimming pools in Iceland, mostly due to the wealth of geothermal heat. Most of the pools not located in geothermal areas are indoors. The number of open air pools is far greater and those can be found all over the country.  They are open year-round, regardless of weather. 

Using open air swimming pools in Iceland is a unique experience, particularly when the outside temperatures are a few degrees below zero.


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Blue Lagoon Ltd.

The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland's most popular attractions. Guests enjoy bathing and relaxing in a natural geothermal seawater, known for its positive effects on the skin. A visit to the spa promotes harmony between body, mind and spirit, and enables one to s oak away the stresses of modern life.

Myvatn Nature Baths

Opened on the 30th of June 2004, Myvatn Naturebaths offers something for everyone. Despite its northerly location, the region enjoys a temperate climate, and the long summer days when darkness never comes can be surprisingly warm.

Swimming Pools Reykjavik area

 Swimming is popular in Iceland both by Icelanders and visitors. For more than 60 years swimming has been included in school curriculums so every Icelander is required by law to learn to swim.