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foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Short 15min hike to the pool The change rooms are a bit dirty but useful The area is very popular even when the weather isn’t great so be prepared. I didn’t find the water was very warm. There is a corner that’s hotter but overall...More

2  Thank Renan B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a cool place to visit. The walk up is along a river that has some beautiful sights and is worth the walk. The pool itself was warm and had a neat view. Sadly, the amount of tourists are ruining the location. There was...More

Thank Trippy667
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am a history enthusiast (and someone who looks for off-the-beaten-path ideas) so I was really intrigued by the idea of Seljvallalaug. Ultimately, the experience was a great one for me. That said, no, the changing area isn’t clean, and there is algae in the...More

Thank Kaitlyn M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

"Ratched" is the urbanized version of "wretched," which means "of poor quality." This pool was ratched. My wife, daughter and I were there in early August, and all the detailed descriptions below are spot-on. Wear your swimsuits under your clothes so you won't be scarred...More

2  Thank Oscar M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was there two days ago. And am both saddened and horrified by the state travellers have left this pool and it’s change rooms. Filthy, full of garbage, empty beer bottles, discarded clothes, underwear, toilet paper, and more, all strewn about the change area. I...More

4  Thank TravelwithTeens2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Echoing the choir here when i say the change rooms are DISGUSTING, but be quick about it and you'll be fine. Bring flip flops for your feet to help you change, towel, a plastic bag for your clothes that you do not mind setting on...More

Thank Nan H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

After a long day getting to Dyrholaey we wanted to find a pool on the way back to Selfoss. Found this one. Now, if you want posh and pristine and prefer guided tours over flinging yourself into the world to see what happens, then probably...More

1  Thank Katie W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For the first time a was ashamed of my country. All the surroundings where disgusting, toilet paper everywhere, not even minimal facilities for guests. Those responsible should be ashamed of themselves this is not what we want to represent.

1  Thank Ragnheiður G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy to find, a short 15 min walk to the pool. Beautiful surroundings. The pool is all natural and therefore dirty. A bit crowded as well. Well worth a visit because its a genuine experience.

1  Thank Casandra T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took may foreign friends with me to see Seljavallalaug. I was there for the first time in thirty years. And what a disappointment. There were to many tourists and the hike from the car park to the pool was like 5th avenue. The pool...More

3  Thank Gunnlaugur Þór G
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10 September 2018|
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Response from Kathie L | Reviewed this property |
You could visit one of the modern public pools along the way(every town has one). They offer showers as well as more modern hot and cold pools, saunas and steam baths.
Magdalena P
30 April 2018|
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Response from Rgandhi11 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for the late answer. We went on the 15th. Hopefully you had a better time than we did!
7 April 2018|
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Response from Russell A | Reviewed this property |
I saw nothing to prevent access at any time. No gates, fences, etc.