Public pools

Among visitors, the famous Blue Lagoon is a must-do on their list and part of the Golden Circle Tour. I had planned to visit the less-known Sky Lagoon, but icy, gusty winds on that day made me change my mind and add this to my list for my next visit.

However, I got to do something typical Icelandic: I visited one of the many public pools. The Sundhöll (Swimming palace) Reykjavík Pool was built between 1929 and 1937 as the city’s first indoor pool. Conveniently, it is located just next door to Hostel B47, so it was a no-brainer for me to pay it a visit. For only 1,255 ISK (£7/€9), you get access to two 25m pools (one inside, one outside), several outdoor hot pools and the sauna for as long as you like. The atmosphere was amazingly relaxed, and the cold air pleasantly contrasted with the warming water.

Updated: November 25, 2023 — 2:08 pm