Photo Of The Day: Seljavallalaug

Photo: Ross Hughes

Icelanders are obsessed with swimming pools and hitting the pool is a popular past-time activity – even during those freezing winter months! There is almost a countless number of swimming pools are located all around the country, all because of our geothermal water!

One of the oldest swimming pool in Iceland, Seljavallalaug was built in 1923. Seljavallalaug is located in the southern part of the country, close to Seljavellir and quite easy to get to even though reaching it means taking a short hike. The pool is 10 meters wide and 25 meters long and actually was the largest pool in Iceland until 1936.

The pool is open to everyone and there is no access fee. After a 10-minute walk from the parking lot you will see it hiding in the shallow valley, surrounded by green moss and picture perfect.