Among the main Icelandic traditions there are the swimming pools. They have been part of this country since the settlement and these thermal pools are a multifunctional space: for leisure, for relaxing, for meeting people, for hanging out with friends, kids, parents, partners, new dates.
Húsavík Swimming Pool – centrally located in town, with a swimming pool, a kiddie pool, a Jacuzzi and a hot tub.
Húsavík Cheese Tub – few hundreds meters north of the town, a bit hidden on a cliff with a spectacular view on Skjálfandi Bay.
Húsavík Goldfish Pond – a couple of kilometers south of the town, just beside the main street this is a misty pond where it is possible to bath (if you don’t mind the algae).
Laugar Swimming Pool – situated in the small village between Húsavík and Mývatn, in a beautiful and peaceful environment.
Heiðarbær Swimming Pool – conveniently located, open in summer only, with a swimming pool and two hot tubs.
Reykjahlíð Swimming Pool – just outside the main village of lake Mývatn, it offers a swimming pool and hot tubs.
Heading picture by Jakob Dettner