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“Enjoy a swim, sauna,and/or massage in the warm out door baths”
Review of Laugardalslaug

Laugardalslaug
Ranked #2 of 22 Fun & Games in Reykjavik
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

The water is heated by Icelands geothermal energy. There are serveral areas inside the complex. For children, including the older ones there is a pool with slides. Then there are a range of pools heated to different temperatures ranging up to 42C. It is definitely an experinence bathing/swiming outside in the Icelandic air. There is also a sauna, and massage is available. So don't forget your costume. Just some advice: you have to remove your shoes before entering the change rooms. These can be safely placed on the rack ourside. Inside there are lockers. Everyone must shower naked (soap is available) before entering the pool area, but it is not a nudist swiming pool. Once showered put your cossie on. You can hire towels there and you can safely leave them in the changeroom while you swim.

Thank Colin E
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

It's a hot water swimming pool like any other in Iceland... ;-)
They actually are heated with hot water being pumped from deep under the earth you stand on.

Thank hjgunn
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

This centric water hole, a favorite with locals, is easily accessible by just hopping on the #14 bus from Reykjavik center. Besides the several thermal water pools at varying degrees, there is an Olympic pool, a kids' pool (with built-in slide tube!), a steam bath and even a pool with salty water "from the Atlantic Ocean". Entrance at time of this review is a measly 500 krona - 4 dollars. While it's no direct match to the Blue Lagoon, you definitely get many of the benefits for a much lower price. By the way, bring on your own towel and sandals - on the dressing rooms, it is required of you to have a full bath on your birthday suit before entering the pools. But no need to fret - this is Europe and everybody else does it, so just go with the flow. This place holds probably one of the secrets why Reykjavik citizens seem so healthy and well-adjusted.

1  Thank betobeto
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This place should not be compared to the Blue Lagoon as the concept is completely different. We went there one Sunday evening as the facility was open till 22 hrs. Large parking area outside that also had a hotdog stand. Very cheap admission 500 ISK per adult 120 ISK per kid.

Outside the changing rooms there are shoe racks to leave your shoes and also lockers if you want to lock them up but the latter were not free. In this area there are mirrors and hairdryers for public use.

Inside the changing rooms the lockers are free and one had to have a shower without their swimsuit before entering the water. There are people posted to check that this is done and is the norm in all Icelandic pools. Inside the women's changing rooms there are individual changing cabins for disabled people and also a set of weighing scales for patrons' use. The men in our party found a swimsuit drying machine in their changing room which was very useful before going home. Soap is provided in the showers so there is no need to take any.

The complex had an indoor pool (50m by 25m) with 10 lanes which people seemed to be using for training. Next to this was another indoor pool for kids with 4 lanes. Outside there was a pool with 8 lanes and another large pool that had a kiddies slide, tons of water toys and a suspended net with floating stepping stones that kids could play around on. The outdoor pool had a comfortable temperature that varied slightly from one area to the next. Along the side there were large hotpots where the adults could relax. There were also a large water slide that seemed to be full of screaming teenagers.

This place was one of the places the kids enjoyed the most, and open at a time when most other attractions would be closed.

Thank Tony M
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Since I have been working in Iceland, I try to come here at least once a week. It is a great place to go for a soak and swim. There is a good atmosphere about the place and is so relaxing.

Thank Jonathan B
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