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Seljavallalaug

foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
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Small Group Day Trip from Reykjavik to see the Elements of the South Coast
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average11%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“changing rooms” (65 reviews)
“hot water” (22 reviews)
“swimming pool” (12 reviews)
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foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
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"changing rooms"
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"hot water"
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"swimming pool"
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"deep end"
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"hidden pool"
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"parking lot"
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"small stream"
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"pot holes"
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"beautiful valley"
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"ring road"
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"hooks to hang"
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"air temperature"
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"green hills"
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"parking area"
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"don t expect"
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"blue lagoon"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The geothermal pool of seljavellir, seljavallalaug is a small pool built against the hillside with the river just next by. It is a beautiful setting but the pool itself is disgusting. Full of algaes and very dirty water. The changing rooms are equally dirty, dark...More

Thank Katarina K
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

According to the internet, this is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and is cleaned once a year by volunteers. Thus, it is usually covered in a small film of algae and ash. The views during the 20ish minute walk from the parking...More

Thank dartemis13
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Drove there at about 9pm but the gate to enter was closed. I thought maybe it was closed for the day. Luckily, I stuck around and another car just opened the gate and drove in. I think if you find the gate closed, you can...More

1  Thank Amit S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hidden pool was one of my favorite things we did. We went bright and early to miss the crowds and it was well worth it. We had the pool to ourselves and it was a short walk from the gravel lot right around the...More

1  Thank Nicole M
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth a visit, a nice walk with beautiful mountains and waterfalls. But the the pool itself is nothing like some other pools. It’s grimey, the changing rooms are messy/dirty and the pool itself is tepid at best. There’s really only two places where...More

Thank PorkyMartin
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Seljavallalug was a central part of what turned out to be the highlight day of my Iceland trip. Countless opportunities for pictures and true connection with nature. You must walk behind the waterfall and into the cove. Your feet get cold and it’s painful to...More

Thank Matt H
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you're traveling in the south of Iceland, don't miss Seljavallalaug. It's a natural hot spring that they built a pool around that is super warm and relaxing. And, it's free! Skip the Blue Lagoon. This place is surrounded by waterfalls and beautiful mountains and...More

Thank Kyle M
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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

I went there for a photo shoot. The rain didn’t stop people from checking out this location. The scenery is BEAUTIFUL! Yes, the facilities are outdated, but it’s part of the charm. The bottom of the pool is slimy and people leave their trash behind....More

1  Thank Kara1979
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Reviewed May 11, 2018 via mobile

We drove to the valley were the spring is but we didn’t hike the 10/15 min to the water because people told us that the water wasn’t so warm. The valley was nice though. Additionally we wanted a hot spring which looks less man made.

1  Thank Eli K
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Reviewed May 10, 2018 via mobile

Has the road got pot holes- Yes Is the path broken- Yes Is the pool luke warm- Yes Are the changing rooms dirty- Yes Is the pool Slimey- YES BUT this is the most awesome experience in Iceland. I managed to get there when there...More

2  Thank Shabbacat
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Magdalena P
April 29, 2018|
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Response from Rgandhi11 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for the late answer. We went on the 15th. Hopefully you had a better time than we did!
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czyfamilywanderlust
April 7, 2018|
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Response from Russell A | Reviewed this property |
I saw nothing to prevent access at any time. No gates, fences, etc.
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Luciana C
July 10, 2017|
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Response from Marcia M | Reviewed this property |
I don't know where the campsite is, but the parking area to the hotspring is about 20-25 minute walk.
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