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foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

From a volunteer to travellers from far and close to whom it may concern... Seljavallalaug is a geothermal pool, not a hot spring. Temperature varies between 25-30 degrees Celsius. There is no toilet, stop doing your business in the changing rooms or in towels and...More

23  Thank petrumd
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 9 July 2016

The setting is incredible. Make no mistake. If it wasn't for 30 cars filling the parking lot and a stream of people hiking the trail I would have called this a highlight of our trip. Sadly, not so. The changing rooms stank to high heck....More

6  Thank Suydam
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Amazing experience well worth the walk. Not the hottest springs but an amazing situation and view!!!

Thank climberdiver123
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take my advice... visit Seljavallalaug first thing in the morning. It was the best decision we made during our entire trip in Iceland. We arrived at 6 am and got the pool all to ourselves. The moment was magical - sun peaking, mist over the...More

Thank killerqueenie
Reviewed 1 week ago

While I did not swim because it looked to be filled with algae, I was glad I hiked back to this secret swimming hole with my friend. It is located in a beautiful setting with mountains on both side, clinging to the base of a...More

Thank MindyS3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Takes about 30 minutes to arrive at the pool. It wasn't difficult to do. We arrived pretty late. 6PM. By the time we got there at 6:30 it was starting to get dark. Everyone was leaving and we decided to stay. We were the only...More

Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed 4 weeks 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 1 October 2018

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

2  Thank m s
Reviewed 30 September 2018

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 22 September 2018

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

4  Thank Renan B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

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

1  Thank Trippy667
Reviewed 13 September 2018 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

1  Thank KaitlynM540
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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.