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foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

So it's abandoned, it's not kept up, but come on, you're swimming in a geothermal pool in Iceland. I recommend going when there aren't alot of cars in the parking area. Wear your swimsuit in and bring an extra towel to put on the floor...More

Thank wnchgrl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I caught a bit of a cold and it was 40deg F when we arrived, so I decided not to change to get in. My friends did, and they regret it. The changing rooms were filthy and they did everything they could to avoid touching...More

1  Thank m s
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beauty is tucked away in the valley and hidden in the mountain. Well that said it does attract a lot of tourists! If you want some lone time then early bird gets the worm. I went there about 7 AM and there was only...More

Thank Sonielsony
Reviewed 3 weeks 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

3  Thank Renan B
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 6 September 2018

"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 September 2018 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

5  Thank TravelwithTeens2017
Reviewed 29 August 2018

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 24 August 2018 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
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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.