Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik

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#3 of 10 in Beaches in Iceland
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. Using our international travel planner, Reykjavik attractions like Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • You dont really think of going to the beach when travelling to Iceland, even in Summer. But here it is! A very pleasant place to chill and rest in this beautiful country.  more »
  • This is a beautiful oasis in Reykjavik. There are two hot pools. One of them is at high tide in the water. Even in the sea, the warm water allows to swim. The use is free of charge. WCs and showers are very clean.
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  • We had wanted to hit a hot springs pool while in Iceland. After reading about several someone told us about this simple geothermal Beach over by Reykjavik Airport. It is free had a very nice facility ...  more »
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  • Beautiful little find in Reykjavik it's far out from downtown (40minute walk) but the beach is clean he hot spot is clean and all the facilities are clean. It's free all summer June 15 - August 15 and after those dates it's only 600ISK. Very local scene, a lot of cold water swimmers.
  • Great experience. Free in the summer. Very pretty - very local. Towels rented for 600 kr. Several areas to swim/sit at different temperatures. Hot water pumped into man made lagoon in the ocean. Changing room with showers. No lockers.
  • What a great beach to visit! Comes with a huge hot tub and tip top changing rooms and showers! Must see!
  • Cool location for swimming. Closed for Easter holiday April 14 - May 1 2017. Still a nice place to see the "beach". Excellent walking/biking path in the area.
  • Coolest bath expierence I had in iceland! Hot pot next to a sandy beach with such a beautiful view!

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In this highly walkable capital, many of Reykjavik's hotels and guesthouses offer close proximity to the city's popular attractions, bars, and restaurants. The waterfront offers an exciting dose of activity. Although Reykjavik provides plenty of accommodations to its flocks of visitors, there is a dearth of budget options in the city. Price-conscious visitors should consider staying in a hostel, with both private and dorm rooms available, or a nearby campsite. Although the campground is not as centrally located as some hotels, guests are better positioned to take advantage of the natural surroundings.
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