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Address: Skogar, Vik and Myrdalsjokull, Iceland

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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

Seljavallalaug lies in the city of Reykjavik in Iceland. Although listed here, Seljavallalaug is not one of the most visited sightseeing places in Reykjavik.

Attractions like Gullfoss Waterfall, Hallgrimskirkja, National Museum Of Iceland, Sun Voyager Sculpture and Reykjadalur Hot Springs are the usual crowd pullers of Reykjavik and you might easily miss out Seljavallalaug amidst these top things to do in Reykjavik.

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  • It's it steamy hot? No but it is beautiful! You gotta jump in for the experience and get close to the warm water pipes in the corner. The walk here is amazing. The mountains stare down at you like from lord of the rings. One of the most beautiful hotsprings we went too. Make sure to take time to explore the area as well!

  • Magnificent place, to discover absolutely. Easily accessible after about twenty minutes of walking. Negative point, changing rooms just horrible. A big thanks to the tourists who leave these changing rooms in a pathetic state. Plan plastic bags to rest on the ground to change without getting dirty.

  • 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.

  • Great place. Breathtaking scenery. We enjoyed very much having a swim in the snow. If I could only rate the tourists going to the spot I would give zero stars because of the rubbish they leave behind

  • It was rainy and cold... so everyone was huddled in a corner by the 1 heated water pipe. The changing rooms were trashed and dirty. Despite that, I still loved the experience! It's tucked away in such a beautiful valley with fewer tourist than most of Iceland's attractions (it is kinda hard to find). Would recommend going if you're feeling adventurous!

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