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.
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach Reviews
Without a doubt the most exciting trip I have ever done. Glaciers, geysers, black sand beaches and wonderful, friendly people. However, for me, the Northern Lights were very disappointing. Not... more »
My kids, ages 10 & 8, visited here mid-December. It was a beautiful calm sunny day, but we didn't swim! It's still pretty cold water to swim in despite the hot water going into it! There were plenty..... 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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