Seljavallalaug, one of the oldest geothermal pools in Iceland. Nestled in the narrow valley below Eyjafjallajikull ( the volcano that erupted in 2010 and halted all air travel in Europe). One side of the pool wall is actually part of the volcano... It was about a 15 minute walk up to the pool.
Very nice and beautiful place for a swim. Our description said it wasn't frequented by tourists a lot yet but times have changed. This pool gets a lot of visitors each day so expect company. There were about 20 people in when I arrived and there was a constant streamed new people arriving. Easy to find given the general descriptions.... 更多
The setting is beautiful, but the pool is very run down, and not warm. Lukewarm at best. As other reviewers have noted, the changing rooms are run down, and creepy. That wouldn't have bothered me if the water wasn't tepid. After a 15 minute walk out to the pool, you are expecting to get into a thermal pool. This is... 更多
Along the south coast of Iceland on the flanks of the Eyjafjallajökull volcano turn north along Route 242 and follow it to the end. You will probably notice a very friendly old black Lab in the parking area mooching treats from the tourists. The hot pool is a short hike up the valley on a well worn trail. Just don't... 更多
It seems the "secret" is out and this pool has a steady stream of people visiting so it is easy to find - just follow the person in front. I went on a rainy day around 6pm and there were about 10 people there, but I heard that earlier in the day there were many more. It's an incredible place... 更多
We went to six or seven different hot pots/geothermal pools in Iceland and this was far and away our least favorite. The water was black and very dirty. The "changing rooms" are filthy. It's crowded. And the water was tepid (probably around 85 degrees Fahrenheit). With so many other awesome swimming options available in Iceland, I can't understand why people... 更多
This is easy to get to and cool to see. I can't imagine how this was used for swimming lessons back in the day - it's not exactly 'drive-in, drive-out'. Lots of people swimming the day we were there. We took towels but the water was kinda nasty looking so we gave it a pass. Apparently it's only cleaned once... 更多
We weren't going to the Blue Lagoon, and we had missed our opportunity to go to the Secret Lagoon or the Fontana Spa, so this was our chance to go to a geothermal pool. It's definitely rustic but the hike to the pool means that there are no tour buses. The facilities are practically non-existent, but that was ok. We... 更多
My friend had been here before but her photos had not done justice to the beauty of the area! You need to park and walk about 10-15 mins. While on the hike you might feel like you'll never get there but once you turn a corner you will see the pool and it's just an unreal experience!