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

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A must see even if you don't swim

We happened to stumble across this pool when we noticed a bunch of cars driving down this random dirt road. Once you get to the parking lot it's about a 5-10 minute walk over... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Candice L
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We happened to stumble across this pool when we noticed a bunch of cars driving down this random dirt road. Once you get to the parking lot it's about a 5-10 minute walk over rivers and streams (10 minutes walk if the tides are high) we went one night at about 5 pm and it was busy and the pool... More 

1 Thank Candice L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was one of my favorite spots in Iceland. Not crowded with tourists and you could simply enjoy nature. Park by the new pool and hike in 20-30 minutes. It's a fairly worn path. It's almost a straight line back into the valley. You'll be able to see the pool peaking out behind the hill on the left side near... More 

Thank Katherine I
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the dirtiest puddle of water I have ever dipped my finger in. It is warm indeed but I would not put my foot in there. A good walk and very photogenic.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The cool thing about this hot pool is that it's off the beaten track. Blue Lagoon it certainly is not. It's about a 20-minute walk from the parking lot (which is about 5 minutes on a pot-hole-ridden road off the Ring Road), and it's tucked into the base of a mountain. It's a beautiful spot, and I'd easily rate it... More 

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We waited too late to go to see this so it was dark by the time we got there. You need to wear good shoes because part of the path requires hiking over lava rocks and streams. If you like rustic this is a good place for you. The water is not hot but pleasant. Rustic change rooms.

Thank canadian57467
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I read some of the other reviews before my visit that said that it's not very warm. I should have taken this more seriously. The water is barely luke warm. In the corner there is some hot water that is piped in. If two of you want to really cuddle together in the corner, the side of your body facing... More 

Thank Jordan001212
Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

You need to drive down to the end of a dirt road and hike ~30 minutes up to the pool. You get some great views of the mountains on the way up and the pool was a highlight of our trip. It seems like a spot for locals; not fully maintained, but a great experience.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

After you parked you car, you need to hike over 2 mid-deep water streams. It takes roughy 20min you you know the way - but there are no signs where to go. Basically you should walk straight ahead, no climbing or trails up in the mountains. Once you arrive, there ar two empty changing rooms, but with hangers (!). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

Found this little pool through some internet research. About a 20 min walk to get to but the most amazing views! Changing rooms are basic but do the job. One other couple when we got there who were lovely enough to share Champagne with us! Isn't as hot as you may expect but there are warm part and if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Take a turn off Hwy 1 and follow the road to the end and be prepared for a bit of a hike - 30mins in the snow. If there is no path, follow the river back. There you'll find this secret little pool. Not incredibly hot but worth it. The scenery is fantastic. There is a hut to change in,... More 

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