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Laugardalslaug

Iceland’s largest geothermal pool complex is a great place to keep fit or simply sit and relax with locals.

Laugardalslaug consists of three pools of varying temperatures. The first is an Olympic-sized outdoor pool with eight lanes for training. The second is an Olympic-sized indoor pool with ten lanes and a cooler temperature for longer swims. The last is the smallest and warmest, perfect for kids or for a relaxing soak.

The attraction's four hot tubs are very popular, with temperatures rising to 108 F (42 C). The largest tub has space for 50 people. Experience the social side of a Reykjavík municipal pool as people chat, play chess, hold meetings or simply unwind after a long day. Pre-book a massage for a very relaxing experience.

A new saltwater hot tub, the first of its kind in Iceland, was built in 2012. The cold water comes from the sea and is heated to 104 F (40 C). There are also a whirlpool, steam bath and 280-foot (86-meter) twisting waterslide, which is fun for children of all ages. The slide’s interior alternates between flashing disco lights and areas of complete darkness.

The pool has well-equipped changing facilities and towel and swimsuit rental. It’s important to follow the pool etiquette of showering with soap before entering. After your swim or soak, enjoy a snack from the on-site café, where you can order one of Reykavik’s legendary hot dogs.

The pool is located in the Laugardalur Valley, a large recreational area packed with things to do. Explore the Botanical Garden and see the many species of arctic flowers. The Zoo and Family Park is also nearby and features a terrific all-seasons playground. Rent a bike to explore the valley’s jogging and bike paths or lace up some skates and hit the indoor ice rink: There’s more than enough to do here to fill a day! 

Laugardalslaug is open every day until late at night. It is a short bus ride or a 20-minute walk from the city center.


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Lodging Near Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool

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$178
Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica

Sudurlandsbraut 2, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 353 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

Located in Laugardalur, this family-friendly Reykjavik hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Asmundarsafn and Laugardalsholl. Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$166
Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Sigtun 38, Reykjavik
4.3
of 5, from 558 reviews
4.0 out of 5.0

This family-friendly Reykjavik hotel is located in the business district, within a 10-minute walk of Asmundarsafn, Laugardalsholl, and Laugardalsvollur. Hallgrimskirkja and Perlan are also within 2 mi (3 km).

$148
Hótel Ísland

Hótel Ísland

Armuli 9, Reykjavik
4.0
of 5, from 81 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Reykjavik, this spa hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Laugardalsholl, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$132
Hotel Cabin

Hotel Cabin

Borgartuni 32, Reykjavik
3.6
of 5, from 204 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Reykjavik, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Hofdi House, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$250
Laugabjarg

Laugabjarg

Sundlaugavegur 37, Reykjavik
3.8
of 5, from 23 reviews
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in Laugardalur, this hostel is within a 10-minute walk of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool and Laugardalsvollur. Laugardalsholl and Reykjavik Park and Zoo are also within 1 mi (2 km).

$182
Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels

Reykjavik Lights by Keahotels

Sudurlandsbraut 12, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 199 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Laugardalur, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Asmundarsafn, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland are also within 3 mi (5 km).

$148
Nordurey Hotel

Nordurey Hotel

Hrísateigur 14, Reykjavik
4.4
of 5, from 46 reviews
3.0 out of 5.0

Located in Laugardalur, this hotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Laugardalslaug Geothermal Pool, Hallgrimskirkja, and Perlan. Reykjavik City Hall and National Museum of Iceland are also within 3 mi (5 km).