Seljavallalaug is one of the oldest geothermal pools in Iceland.
Iceland is the country where fire and ice exist as well. The place where the dark winters are offset by the summer’s midnight sun. It’s a place where adventure set in a stunning scenery.
Travelhackergirl spent her holiday in this magical land and now you are the first who can read about her favorite spot!
It was on my bucket list to visit this place for a long time, so I was happy when I could finally cross it off. It takes about 15 minutes to get to the pool from the parking lot. The hike itself was really pretty as well. Mountains, rivers and waterfalls were all surrounding us.
When we arrived we got changed in one of the changing rooms. Now this is not a 5 star hotel in terms of facilities, but the pool does have a 5 star hotel view. The changing rooms were all dirty and men and women got changed in the same room.
The pool itself is not regularly maintained, locals clean it once a year during summer. When we were there the ground was covered with algaes. It was built in 1923 and was the first pool which was used for swimming lessons. The pool is 25m long and about 10m wide. The water comes from a natural hot spring in the area.
As it was a cold and rainy day the water felt nice and warm. We spent about 30 minutes swimming and jumping in the pool, then head back to the parking lot. I highly recommend visiting this place if you are in Iceland. This place is even a good reason to go to Iceland in the first place!