Sundhollin Public Baths
Sundhollin Public Baths
4.5
Sports Complexes • Water Parks • Thermal Spas
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6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Jarvmeister
Manchester, UK112 contributions
Sep 2021
I'm currently training for a marathon and had to do a 30 km long run on my last day in Reykjavik. For this reason, I wanted somewhere to loosen up a bit after just under three hours on my feet (with some of it against the wind!). Having already been to the Blue Lagoon earlier in the week and knowing that Reykjavik had its fair share of geothermal public swimming pools, I did a little research and found that many of them had some standard spa facilities (i.e. hot tubs, cold tubs, saunas, steam rooms). For this reason, I decided to go to the Sundhollin public baths for an hour or so, and I was pretty pleased I did.

The Sundhollin has a charming vintage feel, with the facilities dating back to the 1930s. From the late Art Deco outdoor facade to the vintage lockers and showers, the entire main building has echoes of a world gone by (that said, it has been recently renovated with a tasteful extension, and the steam room and saunas seemed pretty modern). But where it mainly scores is due to it feeling a far more authentic experience. As special as a place like the Blue Lagoon is, there seem to be few if any locals who frequent it. Here, on the other hand, you feel like you rub shoulders with residents of Reykjavik in unpretentious surroundings for a fraction of the rather steep cost of transportation and entry to the Blue Lagoon (I can't remember the exact cost of entrance, but as of September 2021, it was just a bit over ISK 1000 for one adult admission).

Overall, I'd definitely recommend a visit to the Sundhollin, and I imagine I'd say something similar about some of the other public swimming pools in Reykjavik.
Written September 6, 2021
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Gemma
Norwich, UK9 contributions
Nov 2021
I was super impressed with the local swimming pool. There were suanas/steam rooms, indoor/outdoor pools, multiple hot tubs of different temperatures. More like a spa in England then local pool. It worked out roughly £6 for an unlimited time which is great value. Just be warned you have to shower naked before entering and this is taken quite seriously by the locals but also respected. Wish I had more time to go back as better then some of the organised lagoon trips you pay 10x as much for.
Written November 21, 2021
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Louise H
Birmingham, UK10 contributions
Mar 2022
The baths have been re-furbished since we last visited and we were really impressed. There's a choice of lots of outdoor hot tubs as well as an outdoor and indoor pool. We went on our first evening as our Northern Lights tour was cancelled. It was the perfect way to unwind after a long day travelling. The locker rooms are great with nice big lockers. There's a shelf for your boots so you don't need to leave them on the rack outside. I think you need a padlock for the ones in the male changing room but the female ones don't need a padlock or a coin. Definitely a must do activity if you're staying in Reykjavik. We went to the Blue Lagoon on our last evening and soaking outside in hot water was a great way to start and end our trip.
Written March 17, 2022
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valerie l
North Wales, UK4 contributions
Jan 2020
We went to the thermal baths on 7th January 2020.Never seen anything like it before.There were three open air sit in spar pools all of varying temperatures, and water coming out of side is pools,so relaxing for your back muscles.There was another outdoor long pool for swimming in,and another long indoor pool for swimming in.
We went during the very bad snow storm in Iceland, and was so happy that I went and experienced this lovely pool.It has a locker for your property and lovely clean showers,hairdryer and swimming suit spinner.
We couldn't visit the blue lagoon, because you had to pre-cooked early,as it is so well known and very expensive at over £100 each person.
The Sunhollin pool was just around the corner from our hotel,the Alda Hotel.The pool is FREE for anyone over the age of 65.
I highly recommend this pool facility, it was brilliant, especially to be in the pool while it was snowing, and it was so warm.
Written January 9, 2020
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CgMn
Guisborough, UK93 contributions
Nov 2021
I was so impressed by this well-used facility that I visited twice in my stay. For a fraction over ISK 1000 you got unlimited access to an indoor pool, outdoor pool, small sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool and 4 hot pots (some with jacuzzi jets). Feels surreal sitting outside during a hail storm in a tank of 42 degree geo-thermal water!!
The changing room is immaculate due to the way it is used. Remove footwear before entering. Strip off and place everything in the locker except your towel and bather. Go to the shower area, place your towel in the rack and wash yourself head to toe with complimentary shower gel and shower off. Place on your bather and enter the baths. When you exit, shower again and get completely dry in the shower area before returning to your locker to dress. Carry your footwear out and place it on outside of the changing room. Everyone follows the rules and maintains a very clean environment.
Written November 19, 2021
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Inez F
New York City, NY7 contributions
May 2022
Sundholin was closest to our BnB. Our host claimed he went every day. We tried Vesturbaejarlaug, But preferred S the oldest in the city with it’s roof top hot pools and sauna with water cascading down the stairs. I also thought the new changing areas and showers were excellent. We went as often as we could. FYI Entry for seniors is free!
Written May 30, 2022
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Snævarr
27 contributions
Jan 2020
Most locals living downtown would rather do the extra mile and enjoy the classic vesturbæjarlaug than the old sundhöll. Although they renovated it recently, nothing great was achieved. The premises are not well designed as a man, you will end up having to walk down flights of stairs and along corridors to reach the outside pool, which is fairly dangerous when you're wet and barefoot.
No view in the pools and an often crowded shower are the nails in the coffin of this pool. Trust me, you don't wanna wait naked for a shower to get vacant whenever you wanna relax to the pool. Go to vesturbæjarlaug.
Written June 23, 2020
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ebp985
5 contributions
May 2022
Icelanders love their public swimming pools, and after visiting this pool you can see why. The pool is clean and accessible for all people/ there are changing rooms by gender, but also gender-neutral changing rooms and family changing rooms. It is nice to know that this location is accessible for everyone. There is an indoor and outdoor lap-pool, as well as a several outdoor hot tubs (including 2 on the roof!), a steam room and dry sauna, as well as a cold (10-12°C). From the outdoor lap pool, you can also see the Hallgrimkirkja's steeple. As visitors must shower in the nude before entering the pool, the chlorine levels are kept lower and the water does not smell or sting eyes. The pool is simply rejuvenating.
Written June 1, 2022
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Rougie1
Manchester, UK13 contributions
Feb 2022
Amazing local swimming baths. Very inexpensive and around a 5 min walk from the catherdral. Such an efficiently run place and clean throughout. Large kids pool which was perfect for lounging around in whilst the kids played safely. Having been to the Blue Lagoon and now here I would recommend to anyone visiting Reykjavik to go to the local pools instead. Anyone visiting with families - directly across the road from the pool is a school with a large park in the grounds that you can play on outside of school hours which my kids loved.
Written March 11, 2022
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STEVE
Lugano, Switzerland324 contributions
Aug 2020
After a day touring or simply to have an afternoon of relaxation this bath very close to the city centre is a great spot.
Very clean with different water temperatures pool.
Shows the sign of the time but still doing a perfect job.
And if you have a city card, entry is included with it.
Written August 30, 2020
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