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About Seljavallalaug, Reykjavik

Seljavallalaug is a protected 25-metre outdoor pool in southern Iceland. The pool is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and was built in 1923. Seljavallalaug is located not far from Seljavellir. The construction was headed by Bjorn Andrésson Berjaneskoti, who received the Ungmennafélagið Eyfelling for the work. Courses in the pool were initiated as part of compulsory education in 1927. The pool is 25 metres long and 10 metres wide and was the largest pool in Iceland until 1936. In 1990, a new pool about 2 km closer to the valley was built, but people can still go swimming in the old pool free of charge, but at their own risk. The pool is cleaned once every summer. Prior to that, it is often covered with thick ice, requiring care. The 2010 eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull filled Seljavallalaug with ash. In early summer 2011, a group of volunteers gathered to clean the pool with loaders and excavators.


Overview of Seljavallalaug

Welcome to the page of Seljavallalaug. This is a place of interest in the city of Reykjavik in Iceland. Seljavallalaug is not a top-rated place in Reykjavik.

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  • A very nice spot and a great idea, but the pools surface area is way to large so the small hose that provides the natural hot water isn't enough to keep it warm. So expect it to be a little bit below comfortable. Change rooms where full of trash so we were all confined to one room.. Despite all that I'd definitely go again. It's a great spot and looks so cool.

  • The walk is truly beautiful. Wild enough to be fun, but not scary for those of us who aren't hikers. The pool has algae in it--you're in a natural spring. Not really a big deal. The water is perfectly warm, at least in late August. Felt like a nice bath! But visitors: throw your stuff away somewhere else, not in the changing rooms! No one should have to stand next to your used tampons and beer cans. Disgusting.

  • While it's nice to find a free pool with warmish water in the mountain, the water temperature was actually a bit disappointing. It was probably around 21-22 degrees Celsius, while they could easily bring a bit more hot water to keep it warmer. Also visitors do not seem to give the respect this isolated place requires and the changing rooms were filled with empty bottles and cans. I'm all for having fun everywhere, but if you pack it in, you need to pack it out (I promise that empty beer cans are much lighter than the full ones you carried to the site). The mountains around the pool are so nice that they make the very short hike worth it, even if you don't go for a dip.

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  • The best pool I have ever been in. Beautifully located in a remote location. The 10 mine drive over bad road and the 15 minute walk only adds to the experience. The water is comfortable of a little green. There are rooms to change but not much privacy. Also not gender separated. I would recommend this to everybody, but I hope it stays a bit of a hidden gem.

  • Nice easy walk with beautiful scenery. No problem for children. Pool is warm but not quite warm enough. Also there is some algae in the pool but it's not too bad. It would probably be better for swimming if it had a higher rate of circulation with more hot water.

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