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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik

(3.6/5 based on 170+ 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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  • the hot tubs were sadly empty and the building was closed when we visited even though this was not stated anywhere online. The beach itself was beautiful though and a lovely place to watch the sunset. 
  • I come here every time I'm in Iceland. Its great to escape the other tourists and be immersed with the locals! It is free during the summer months, and about 600kr in the Winter months. The hot pool i...  more »
  • Jump in the sea and then relax in the hot tub. Do it. It's the Nordic way. Cool little artificial beach close to the city. Lots of people even on a cold January day.