Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik

#3 of 14 in Parks in Reykjavik
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Sit in the sun, swim, sail, or just unwind after a busy day at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. This beach on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean houses an artificial lagoon with large sea walls, where cold seawater and hot geothermal water combine. Try cold-water swimming, which is an Icelandic tradition that goes back to the age of settlement--but beware of hypothermia. The beach features a hot pot, steam bath, snack bar serving hot drinks and chocolate, and kids' playground. Amenities include changing rooms, toilets, showers, and towels and swimsuits you can rent. Dogs, bicycles, and any kind of vehicle traffic are not allowed on the beach. Using our international travel planner, Reykjavik attractions like Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • Lovely public facility with nice coffee and teas at the cafe. You can rent swimsuits and towels if you need to. Looking forward to returning here in the winter!
  • Great Beach to hang out, swim and relax. You have sanitary facilities, showers and a kiosk there. You can swim in the ocean in an little bay so the water is refreshing (there are lifeguards). There are two hot pools too. Very clean since smoking and drinking alcohol is forbidden. And all of that for free. Not many tourists, mostly locals.
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