Location: South Iceland
Directions from Reykjavík to Seljavallalaug Pool on Google maps.
Duration: Cirka 2 hours and drive from Reykjavík to Seljavallalaug Pool parking lot. From there you will walk around 20 minutes (each way) to the pool.
Seljavallalaug is a protected 25-meter outdoor pool in southern Iceland. The pool is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland and was built in 1923 by a local who had a bold goal at that time; to teach Icelanders to swim. The pool is in an awe inspiring setting. You are surrounded by massive cliffs on 3 sides with waterfalls and lush green foliage and the sound of a river raging just below. Just sit back, close your eyes and soak it all in. It truly is an amazing experience.
If you are looking for something like a spa experience a visit to Seljavallalaug is not your kind of thing, this literally is a concrete pool built into the side of a mountainside filled by warm water at best. No service is available in the pool, and the changing rooms are not luxurious at all; in fact, they are the opposite.
The Hike To Seljavallalaug Pool Takes About 20 Minutes Each Way. The hike is flat the whole time but a bit rocky by the river bed that you will have to follow. So we urge you to take your time and be careful.