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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

Closes in 13 min: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
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Not open in Winter

Looked lovely although we could only look at it's not open in winter. Worth a visit in summer... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2018
South of England
Beach with hot tubs

Small beach about an hours walk south from center city Reykjavík. We walked in the snow and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Reading, Pennsylvania
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  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 November 2011

Iceland can be expensive so finding fun free adventures are a double score! It's a 20 minute walk out of town...don't freak out..the walk will go fast, it's worth it, it's a good way to burn off the at chocolate dipped ice cream you had...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Was very disappointed to see that March 20th, 2014 the site is under maintenance. There is no water in any of the hot tubs or the geothermal portion either. Too bad! Just wanted to let others know so that you don't waste time coming to...More

13  Thank charlene9797
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Small beach about an hours walk south from center city Reykjavík. We walked in the snow and wintertime but the beach was still open. It has two outside “hot tubs”- concrete structures that have heated, steaming water. Both hot tubs were open when we arrived....More

Thank Wintersnowflake1986
Reviewed 1 week ago

to my knowledge this is the only geothermal beach in the world and it is indeed very lovely, i went there to play beach volleyball with some friends, in one of the very few sunny days of september. great day!

Thank Patricia D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took my two children to the ‘fake beach’, as they have christened it, on an icy day. We walked to the beach from our apartment in Bolholt and it took 30 minutes. The children were amazed and slightly confused to be going to a...More

Thank houseofthrashion
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Looked lovely although we could only look at it's not open in winter. Worth a visit in summer though!

Thank TattooedMummy49
Reviewed 21 September 2018

The facilities are not open all days of the week, so you will need to check their opening days and hours before going. You go swimming on your own in the ocean and after you are able to warm up in the steam room and...More

1  Thank AJICE
Reviewed 28 August 2018

It is free. It is summer but the sea is ice cold. I get into it no sooner than I hurried out. Lovely place for picnic. many people were picnicking. I get to experience steam bath too. All for free.

Thank Candy C
Reviewed 25 July 2018

Instead of the tourist trap Blue Lagoon, we ventured to the Nautholsvik via city bus. Far less commercial, smaller. Consists of beach with mixing pool, cool water tub, and then a larger hot pot. Steam bath was a treat for my husband. Takes a bit...More

2  Thank Casey U
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The idea is certainly unique and on a sunny afternoon was packed with both locals and tourists. Hot water runs into the top pool, then down to the shallow beach pool and then into the lagoon. This means that the lagoon, while warmer than the...More

2  Thank BadgerCT
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

Glad we travelled out to this geothermal beach which has an area to relax in before venturing to the beach which is COOL!! Free in summer. Excellent changing facilities. Lifeguards on duty. Very relaxing.

Thank 30Paul27
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We bumped into folks from Quebec on the bus - they were headed for the Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and as they talked about it, our curiosity grew. We decided to follow them to see what was so special. This free facility was a marvelous surprise....More

1  Thank trudtm
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3 August 2018|
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Response from Ricky Y | Reviewed this property |
I was hiking in search for birds in the area so I did not take any transport at all. Please check on Reykjavik websites and I am sure you will come up with something. Have a nice trip!
22 July 2018|
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Response from Ricky Y | Reviewed this property |
I passed by the place on a random walk and I have no idea about their opening time. When I was there, I did not see any people though. Sorry I cannot be of much help. May be you can try to search on google. Have a great time... More
10 July 2018|
Response from hoss4twa | Reviewed this property |
I don't think so/ I think you pack your own... and folks had back packs- and they had swim suits on, and they ran into the colder water from the thermal too!! Yikes - it looked like you were on your own basically, not... More