Best swimming pools to escape heat in Reykjavik

Best swimming pools to escape heat in Reykjavik

Iceland is known as the Atlantic Ocean Island which is the closest neighbor of America. Iceland's climate is not too harsh in winter as its cold name. The most popular tourist attraction is the capital, Reykjavik, which is considered a modern village.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

Reykjavik- Iceland

Almost tourists choose Reykjavik as their stop in Iceland. The city is at the northern end of this world and owns all Icelandic features, particularly the sun appears at midnight in the summer or the bright moon in winter. The name Reykjavik means Bay of Smoke and it was named when newly arrived here based on the steam from hot springs rising.

Reykjavik is the cultural center of Iceland. Therefore, you can find many museums, exhibitions, theaters, orchestras, cinemas as coming here... If you like art, it is easy to visit any theaters, operas, and orchestras or attend in other musical activities.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

The cultural center of Iceland

The best time to travel to Reykjavik

According to many travelers, summer (from April to August) is the best time to visit this city. In summer, Iceland has 24 hours of sunshine a day which will give visitors opportunity to participate in midnight golf tours. Summer is also a tourist season so the museums will open longer and hotel rooms are also harder to find.

Reykjavik is also famous for its high-quality swimming pools. If you visit this city in summer, don't hesitate to visit the following best swimming pools.

Top best pools in Reykjavik

1. Sundholl Reykjavik

Situated in the downtown, this oldest swimming pool has a convenient location because it is near a shopping center and a bustling night street. Additionally, there are an indoor pool and an outdoor pool which are on process of being built.

Time opening: From Mon-Thu: 6.30am-10pm. Friday: 6:30am-8pm. Saturday: 8am-4pm. Sunday: 10am-6pm.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

The indoor pool of Sundholl Reykjavik

2. Seltjarnarneslaug

If you want to find another quieter pool to swim, let's go to a small swimming pool in the little town of Seltjarnarneslaug. It is not too far from the capital of Iceland. The pool is 25 meters long. Particularly, water here is filled with minerals which are very good for your skin.

Time opening: On weekdays, the pool is opened from 6.30am to 9 pm and on weekends, you can swim from 8 am to 6 pm.

swimming pools in Reykjavik


3. Lagafellslaug

Located in Mosfellbaer, Lagafellslaug is an ideal pool for children. Inside the pool are hot tubs, a cold bath, and a sauna. There are also suitable water slides for both adults, teenagers, and children. On weekdays, you can visit the pool from 6.30am to 9.30pm and on weekends, the pool is opened later and closed earlier: from 8 am to 7.30pm.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

An ideal place for children

4. Arbaejarlaug

It is one of the most modern and beautiful swimming pools in the suburb of Reykjavik. The pool has both an indoor and an outdoor area. You can find a children pool, a water bridge or a water fountain here… In addition, after swimming, you can take a visit to the Ellidarardalur valley and an open air museum nearby.

Opening hours: From Mon-Thu: 6.30am-10pm. On Friday: 5.30am-8pm. On weekends: 9am-6pm.

swimming pools in Reykjavik


5. Sundlaug Kopavogs

It is a popular swimming pool in Iceland which consists of many necessary and modern facilities such as a massage hot tub, water slides and of course large swimming pools.

On weekdays, it is opened from 6.30am to 10 pm. Time opening is quite different in summer and winter, especially on weekends. In summer, it is opened at 8 am and closed at 8 pm. However, in winter, tourists can come to this pool from 8 am to 6 pm.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

Indoor pools of Sundlaug Kopavogs

6. Vesturbaejarlaug

The pool is considered as the most comfortable and charming pool in this capital city. It is the concentration of many events here. People can go there not only to swim but also to discuss everything from politics, culture to weather. There is nothing more interesting than drowning yourself in a cool water and chatting with your friends. Here is may be a place for you to make friends.

swimming pools in Reykjavik


7. Laugardalslaug

Finally, the most wonderful pool in this capital is Laugardalslaug which is known as the Queen of Icelandic. Tourists can find many restaurants and cafes around. You will be served with the greatest facilities and the best services. It is the best place to swim and relax on a sunny day.

swimming pools in Reykjavik

The Queen of Icelandic

Swimming is good for our health. Particularly, nothing is better than swimming is a part of your travel. In a wonderful city like Reykjavik, Iceland, you will have chance to wallow into the fesh water of some special swimming pools. Let's go and enjoy!

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