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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik
(3.5/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We had heard it was a Scandinavian tradition to run between the freezing cold ocean and hot springs, and this was the perfect chance to try something similar. (Just FYI, there is a small fee to use th...  more »
  • Just to start off this is a public beach. There are no luxuries. Bring bathing suit and towel. This was a great experience. Went into the very cold ocean and got to hop into the hot bath right after. ...  more »
  • We walked to this little beach after doing some Internet searching for places to visit. It took us an hour to walk here from the old harbour and I'm glad we did. Make sure you take your swim wear and ...  more »