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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik

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Sit in the sun, swim, sail, or just unwind after a busy day at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. This beach on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean houses an artificial lagoon with large sea walls, where cold seawater and hot geothermal water combine. Try cold-water swimming, which is an Icelandic tradition that goes back to the age of settlement--but beware of hypothermia. The beach features a hot pot, steam bath, snack bar serving hot drinks and chocolate, and kids' playground. Amenities include changing rooms, toilets, showers, and towels and swimsuits you can rent. Dogs, bicycles, and any kind of vehicle traffic are not allowed on the beach. Put Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach at the forefront of your travel plans using our Reykjavik vacation trip planner.
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  • It was a windy day with intermittent snow and sleet when we visited this beach after touring the Perlan. It was pretty to walk around and we didn't even realize there was a thermal pool there. Being o...  more »
  • It is not pretty, the sand is rough and it is normally windy so bring your jacket. However, in sunny summer days (3 or 4 a year) you'll find out why this place is so popular, families go and bathe in ...  more »
  • I didn't go in to water. But on a cold day many adults and kids playing in water. Also big hot tub. So come prepare with swimwear and enjoy the day. Free parking and entrance. 30 minutes if no water a...  more »