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Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik
(4.5/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A short bus ride with no. 14 from Hlemmur station. When I went, this morning, the temperature outside was 4C. I do not enjoy feeling cold and wet, but this was real fun. You don't really feel the cold...  more »
  • Fantastic variety of different thermal pools, slides and bathing available. Very cheap to get in, and although you have to shower naked pre-putting in swimming costumes, the Icelanders are so used to ...  more »
  • Pros: - The pools and hot tubs are outstanding! You have your choice of different temperatures, and there is a mineral tub for those wanting something slightly different. - There are lots of showers a...  more »
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  • This is an amazing public Swimming pool! They have several pools with different temperatures. Great place to relax. Really popular with locals. (Don't forget that, just like any other public swimming pool in Iceland, you will need to take a shower, completely naked, before going into the pool).
  • This bath is my favourite in Reykjavik. No frills, but great pools and a very authentic feel. Spending the early morning here is the best way ever to cope with jet lag when traveling from the US.
  • It has a lot of pools with different temperatures. The best is the one at 38 degrees. Good the idea of mini basketball hoops in the pool. It is fine but not a place you absolutely need to see in Reykjavik.
  • haha, this place is a blast. One of my favorite parts of the whole trip. Met a lot of real cool locals.
  • Amazing pool with a lot of hot tubs at different temperatures. they also have a great indoor pool. The water slide was a lot of fun. I strongly recommend this pool if you're visiting Reykjavik. It's also pretty cheap (around $9)