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 public swimming pool in the center of Reykjavik is in my eyes the best in the area. Not as crowded as the slightly bigger ones and with a lovely outdoor area. There is a sauna, a steam bath, several hot tubs and two swimming pools for actual swimming and one additional pool for children or rather babies. The price is really cheap, like all the public pools in Iceland. Also the 'rules' are the same, but they are explained quite extensively, so don't worry about them. The shower area could be cleaner, therefore only 4 stars. Otherwise i really enjoyed it and can definitely recommend this pool.
Such an amazing experience for such an affordable price! As Americans, my husband and I were eager to jump right into Icelandic culture and quickly became huge fans of their love to swim. This bath was a perfect find! The locker rooms were clean and comfortable. The pools were kept at a comfortable temperature (even in 40F degree weather) and the hot tubs with various heat differences were really unique. This was a great place to spend a rainy day. A must stop while in Reykjavik!
This is the best public pool I have ever been to. I apologise to the locals for our poor adherence to the rules. Among these rules, visitors should be aware: 1. Like all Icelandic baths you must shower naked before entering. To calm nerves, do not put on your swimsuit until after you have showered. Use a towel to get to the shower. 2. Do not enter the changing area until you are dried off. To do this, place your towel in the shelves next to the shower. 3. Do not bring external shoes into the changing area.
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.
Feel like a local at this wonderful old swimming pool and hot tubs. Follow the directions to help keep the place clean! Contrary to what other reviewers said, there IS a sauna (it's next to the rooftop hot tubs). The "ice tub" is not to be missed -- do the steam room, hop into the 10-degree water, and repeat as necessary. We spent several hours here moving from one pool to the other, and got an interesting Iceland history lesson from en elderly man in the sauna. There are free lockers for your stuff. Coffee but no cafe. The staff people I talked to all spoke excellent English.