Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik: Hours, Address, Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach Reviews: 4/5

Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
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10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Steviefull
Kidderminster, UK1,433 contributions
Having just visited Perlan and having a table booked at Nautholl for dinner, it would be silly not to pop down to the beach and take in the sites. The first thing you notice is how small the beach is compared to your normal holiday destination, but not being a beach person that wasn't an issue.

With lovely views out over the sea its a nice place for a stroll and despite not going all the way in the pools I can confirm they are pleasantly warm.

If you are a beach person and its a warm day, then this place will suit you, but in all honesty if you come to Reyjkavik and spend time on the beach you will be missing out on everything else the city has to offer.
Written August 26, 2021
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margretsam
Reykjavik, Iceland115 contributions
Fun for the whole family. There is no admission to the pools and the ocean but you have to pay to use the lockers. This is where the people of Reykjavík go to on a hot sunny day so it can be very crowded. But you can go on other days also, the pools are always warm and the warm water flows to the ocean so that is warm also (closest to the beach).
Written May 21, 2020
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Beth M
Pershore, UK10 contributions
I stumbled across this quote accidentally on my mooch around to see one of the universities buildings. There is a small fee to use the changing rooms, but they have baskets for you to keep your belongings in and nice warm showers. There is a steam room which you can go in which is all the way on the left hand side of the pool. This is absolutely gorgeous and definitely relaxes either before or after you enter the pool.

Because of the sulphur content of the water, it is a bit smelly upon your arrival. However with a bit of time, this does get better! The water also feels a bit oily but so amazingly warm. You can also choose to go for a dip in the sea, which a lot of the locals do, or when the tide comes in, the little lagoon which is geothermal heated.

Honestly, I would recommend anyone go here; a definite gem hidden out the back of the city!
Written April 17, 2020
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Jhic
Manchester, UK21 contributions
Couples
Such an amazing experience. There is a hot bath located just in the edge of the beach, a steam room, a warmer area of the sea to swim or the freezing cold sea. There are changing rooms, lockers (need to bring your own padlock), showers, toilets & hot drinks + snacks. If you don’t need to use a locker you can store your things in crate baskets which are provided. There is a small fee to use the changing facilities. It is so so beautiful here!!
Written February 16, 2022
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luna0948
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa60 contributions
Without a doubt the most exciting trip I have ever done. Glaciers, geysers, black sand beaches and wonderful, friendly people. However, for me, the Northern Lights were very disappointing. Not visible with the naked eye and only if you have a telescope or great camera, can you see anything at all. Will have to try another time!
Written January 2, 2020
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charlene9797
Edmonton, Canada57 contributions
Friends
Was very disappointed to see that March 20th, 2014 the site is under maintenance. There is no water in any of the hot tubs or the geothermal portion either. Too bad! Just wanted to let others know so that you don't waste time coming to find a closed beach! :(
Written March 20, 2014
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couchfestfilms
backpacksville14 contributions
Friends
Iceland can be expensive so finding fun free adventures are a double score! It's a 20 minute walk out of town...don't freak out..the walk will go fast, it's worth it, it's a good way to burn off the at chocolate dipped ice cream you had and it's really not that far to walk. Anyway, they have changing rooms (bring a lock if you are worried--but no one else does). This site also has FREE available grills so bring some bread and cheese for some grilled sandwiches--mmm! The heated pools is just for sitting in but it's so cozy and rewarding (and free--I like free!). For the brave, you can make a mad dash to the heated (more like warmed) beach water or be insane and go in to the fridge ocean water. People like doing this. But, for me the heated hot tub felt so good that leaving for anything but another hot top seemed pointless. But, people do like to alternate among the hot tub and the warmed beach and the ocean water. Either way, bring a towel, friends, camera, ball, and/or a book. Check the hours as the hours change depending on the season. But yes, I would recommend! If you can't afford the money or the time to go to the blue lagoon (shame!!!), then this is a good substitute. If you have been on tours all day and want to relax with some locals...this is also a good idea. Highly recommended. Simple, clean, safe, free with hot relaxing water. Yep!
Written November 17, 2011
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KaylaManning
London, UK145 contributions
Having visited this Geothermal Beach three times now, I can say in confidence that this is one of my favourite places to go whilst holidaying in Iceland. The place is very simple; just a long hot tub looking out to the ocean, basic changing rooms and a steam room with shower, but it's such a peaceful and relaxing place, and so close to the city centre.

I spend over an hour here each time I go - soaking in the hot tub and then running down to the ocean to cool off every quarter of an hour or so. It feels completely bizarre to be in your bikini whilst on a snow covered beach but the whole experience is absolutely heavenly and your body and skin will love you for it!
I've only ever been in February (twice this year and once last year). I prefer going on the evening sessions so you can be there in the hot tub whilst the sun goes down. Lovely!
It only costs around £2.50 for one person to go, so it's far far more affordable than the Blue Lagoon or the Laugavatn Fontana, for example. I love this place and will return when I visit Reykjavik again!

The place is easy to find by car, and there is a free car park nearby. The changing rooms don't have lockers (just baskets on shelves) but if you have any valuables you just need to ask the friendly people at the entrance to look after it for you. They took care of my DSLR when I didn't want to leave it in the changing rooms.
Written February 9, 2015
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02JULIE
Sheffield, UK63 contributions
Couples
This beach is about a 25 minute walk from the Hotel Fron. We travelled to Iceland in October and decided to see if we could find a beach, which we did. When we arrived we found the staff very friendly and helpful, apparently in the summer it is free to use but in the late autumn/winter there is a small charge of around 400 i.krona each, cheap really.It was a little surreal walking down the beach in a costume, heading towards the Atlantic Ocean, with some frost on the sand but all the Icelanders were doing it so we thought lets join them.Obviously they are quite use to it but boy did we get a shock when we stepped in to that water, I know people say the Atlantic is cold but it was freezing. It was very nice and welcoming to go and warm up in the geothermal hot tubs afterwards.
A lovely way to unwind and no rush what so ever.
During the late autumn/ winter the facilities do close at 1pm.
Written November 14, 2014
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Karishma R
10 contributions
An amazing experience - come early if you want to avoid the crowds. When we left at 12:30pm, the hot tub was already getting pretty near full. Bring your own towel, and be aware that there are no lockers. You can opt to put your valuables into a little basket that is stored at the front desk. Definitely worth a stop - enjoy hopping in and out of the steam room, ocean, and hot tub while soaking in a pretty awesome view to boot! 600 ISK.
Written March 5, 2017
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