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Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik

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Relax the way the Icelanders do, with a trip to a geothermal spa. Laugardalslaug features a series of outdoor pools of different temperatures, ranging from 36 to 44 C (97 to 111 F), as well as a larger pool for lane swimming. In addition to the pools, the park offers picnic and barbecue facilities, a soccer stadium, sports hall, botanical gardens, and a zoo. The gardens feature local trees, flowers and vegetables, and some tropical plants. Try the hot tub filled with heated salt water for a slightly different experience. Unwind in the steam and sauna rooms, or get some excitement racing down the waterslides. Popular with tourists and locals alike, a visit to the pools represents a very Icelandic experience. However, note that local ritual involves showering naked in public before swimming in the pool. Make Laugardalslaug part of your personalized Reykjavik itinerary using our Reykjavik vacation builder.
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  • I was a bit on the fence about hitting the public pool in Iceland, however, the Mrs. insisted that we take little one. Holy cow! It was one of the highlights of our trip. The first thing to know is th...  more »
  • Very nice facility, clean, organized. Cool thing You get an rubbery wristband what you use to close and open you chosen locker. At exit you return it. Water nice warm, could of been warmer when we wer...  more »
  • We visited here twice late at night with our children. I have never been in as clean changing rooms but make sure you follow the strict rules, no shoes strip off and wash before getting your swimming ...  more »
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  • I had no desire to drive clear out to the Blue Lagoon and pay their vastly inflated price so we chose this in-town pool because it was close. First of all, the staff are very helpful and nice. And speak excellent English. There are quite a few rules but when you reach the pools and see how clean the water and the pool areas are you will understand why the rules are there. I was having a lot of back pain and booked a one hour massage. Price was reasonable the the massage therapist was good, very good.
  • A clean and professional swimming pool. With all the amenities you'd ever need. Secure lockers and easy key systems. With the option of bringing your own padlock to lock in valuables.
  • Laugardalslaug is my favorite pool in Reykjavík because of the diverse range of bathing options and the spacious and clean amenities. I have a membership in conjunction with my World Class gym membership, but have also used the amenities on the pool-only side. Both are very clean, and have varying levels of privacy. The pool-only side does offer a private shower stall for those who are shy when showering before entering the swimming pool. It is a very relaxed environment. It is an excellent place to bring children because of the large water slide. Younger children can use a smaller water slide and an aquatic obstacle course. There is also a unisex steam room amidst the hot tubs.
  • There's no better way in Reykjavik to unwind after a day of hiking and adventures. This pool is especially nice with the variety of bathing options for those not used to the European styled pools. The pools themselves are great, plenty of space to swim or just relax in one of the many hotter areas. The steam room was especially nice and I didn't try it but, there was a massage area as well. A must try.
  • We spent 4 hours here happily switching between hot tubs, heated lap pools, and the water slide. This is a great destination for families but isn't overrun with kids. A steal of a deal at 900isk per adult. We enjoyed this far more than the Blue Lagoon