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Seljavallalaug

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Address: foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland

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A drive through Iceland to a thermal infinity pool

The drive to Seljavallalaug is worth the trip. The verdant countryside with volcanic hills and steam emerging from the earth is atmospheric on a cool day. Make sure you drop by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Hastings, United Kingdom

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden geothermal pool is not that easy to find. There are no road signs pointing you to it. It is definitely off the paved road but I managed to get to the parking lot on the gravel road in a small compact car. There is a newer pool at parking lot but it was closed when we were there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hiked to this hot spring in the pouring rain but it was worth the trip! The hike is gorgeous! You have to cross a small stream/river but you can hop across rocks (or take off your shoes) to get there. There are rooms with hooks to hang your coats etc but nothing fancy. It is so spectacular and one... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a highlight for me during my Iceland visit. It can be tricky to find. You drive up to a newer swimming pool and start walking in the valley. There's no clear cut pathway but there's usually a couple other tourists near by that will help guide you if you're unsure. It's about a 20 minute jaunt, best to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an abandoned hot spring pool in the mountains, very close to Skogafoss. That's what people say. To be fair, its not that much abandoned as many people come and take a swim in it. There are changing rooms, but they are wet. The pool is abandoned, means nobody takes care of the chaining rooms or cleans the garbage.... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The drive to Seljavallalaug is worth the trip. The verdant countryside with volcanic hills and steam emerging from the earth is atmospheric on a cool day. Make sure you drop by the Seljavallafoss (waterfall) nearby. We visited the pool in October when the temperature was around 10 degrees and that was ideal as the water was the perfect temperature for... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Definitely an experience and gorgeous views but aside from right next to the pope that feeds the pool the water was too cold to be very relaxing.

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Hard to find but nice walk up valley. Path washed away in places. Hot water pipe broken and recent rain made pool freezing. Cans and glass on bottom of pool did not enhance experience. Why Iceland does not make more of its assets perplexed us all trip, it is so far from being disneyfied. Yes we did swim anyway as... More 

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Winfield, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We almost missed it because the building that is by the parking lot is closed with no one inside. We saw people walking with towels, so we decided to ask someone about a geothermal pool nearby. We were told it’s a 15-minute walk. I am glad we decided to walk. This was definitely one of the most memorable moments of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

I went here in the dead of winter, and the weather was honestly so snowy and awful I almost didn't make it. I'm so glad I stuck it out though! This ended up being one of my favorite things that I did during my trip. It's at least a 25-30 minute walk from where you park but the views and... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Other than the views at the back of the valley which are amazing, it's not worth visiting this green/brown lukewarm concrete pool with vile changing facilities. Couldn't quite believe people were swimming in it to be honest.

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