Sundholl ReykjavikurCurrently Closed
- Address: Barónsstígur 45a, 101 Reykjavík, Iceland, Reykjavik
- Timings: 08:30 am - 09:30 pm Details
- Phone: +354-4115350
- Ticket Price: Free
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Family And Kids, Swimming Pool
Sundholl Reykjavikur - Review
Designed by the noted architect Guðjón Samúelsson, Sundhöll is Iceland’s oldest public swimming pool that was opened in 1937. The main pool is 25 metres long and 10 metres wide. Outside, there are two large hot tubs. This swimming pool is a must visit on a freezing day. The hot water at these pools and tubs are a perfect way to end a tiring day. You also get a chance to mingle with the locals. Also located here is a children’s pool, showers and changing rooms.
Sundholl Reykjavikur Information
- Swimming pool will be closed from June 10, 2017 till further notice (The committee aims to re-open the pool in Fall 2017)
Sundholl Reykjavikur Ticket Prices
- Kindly call to know more about visitor and membership fees
How To reach Sundholl Reykjavikur by Public Transport
- By bus
- By car
- By taxi
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Sundholl Reykjavikur, Reykjavik Reviews
This place is amazing! Definitely worth a stop if you're spending a few days in town. It's hard to know what to expect, so I'll break it down for you. Info: This is a local "swimming pool" - one of many in the area. There is an indoor pool as well as an outdoor pool. Outdoors, there is also a very large hot tub (can seat ~50), an ice tub (very cold water), two more hot tubs "hot pots" at different temperatures, and a steam room. The price is about $10 to get in. This is a very local place, so you won't see too many tourists, and be aware that there may be some school children running through (it was brief and they weren't too disruptive). The staff was very nice, and the locals didn't seem to care one way or another that I was there - the atmosphere is pretty quiet and relaxing. Process: You will enter the locker rooms and stow everything except your bathing suit and towel in the locker. Lockers are free. Make sure to bring your own bathing suit and towel, otherwise you will be charged a rental fee. Do not put your bathing suit on. Proceed down the hall past the locker rooms and into the shower room. Put your towel and swimsuit on a shelf, and shower. It's the norm to shower nude, and there is often a staff member there to make sure you shower properly. It's normal for the culture - they're just trying to keep the pools very clean. After you shower, leave the towel on the shelf, put on your bathing suit, and go enjoy the water. Locals will typically alternate between the hot tub, the ice bath, the steam room, the ice bath, the hot tub, etc. It's very relaxing! After you're done, you must shower again (nude) and then you can collect you things and go. All in all, a terrific experience! *Also, the "rooftop hot tub" that google describes is a bit of a stretch - it might be elevated a floor but there are walls so you can't really tell. Don't expect a view or anything.
If you don’t know the process, be aware it’s a little different than what foreigners may be used to! A couple other reviews explain it pretty well. Has indoor and outdoor pools as well as hot tubs at 39 and 42 C and a cold tub around 10-12 C.
After having a great meal from a local restaurant, I ask some of the locals so where to go after the meal. The head chef say he always take a soak at this public bath house. So I B-lined it to there! With very affordable prices (about $10 USD) and a beautiful sunset in April, it was one of the most amazing things to do after a long day of walking around the city! I will come back for another soak!
For a public bath, this one is included in the city card of Reykjavik so you will get free entrance to it if you got it. The bath is clean and simple. We went there on a rainy and windy day and still had a good time in the outdoor hot pools. They also have 2 larger swimming pools and some kid pools. Very relaxing place. Bring your own towel and bathing suit, lockers are free.
Really great place, I was traveling alone and a local actually helped me find the entrance and the staff asked if it was my first time going to an Icelandic pool. (they are generally warmer, even the lap pool, than their counterparts around the world). They were extremely kind, and walked me through all the steps and directions to get to the locker room, showers, ect. Other pool-goers were also helpful if I needed any help. I brought my own towel, bathing suit, shampoo and conditioner. I went in January and I highly recommend it.