Swimming in Seljavallalaug Geothermal Pool:
The Land of Fire and Ice and has many hidden gems that it's so hard to pick a favourite. All I know is while planning the trip to Iceland, I knew that there was no way I wanted to leave without swimming in Seljavallaugh pool that is nestled in the mountains. Seljavallalaug was built in 1923 and may just be Iceland's oldest pool. It was used to teach swimming to many Icelanders, but now so many pools have sprung up in and around the country, but Seljavallaug remains popular and is mainly frequented by tourists. Those that can actually find it. Having read that a few people failed to find it, I was a little anxious about not being able to find it and leaving Iceland without swimming it. Finding Seljavallaug was actually not that hard. It really was a matter of preparation and research as to what to look out for.
When we arrived for our swim it was just after 10pm, in the summer the days are long so it doesn't get dark until about 1am. We had been out exploring and wanted to end out the day of exploring with a visit to the pool. Clouds were low, it was raining lightly but the temperature in Seljavallalaug pool was such a treat for the wet and mildly cold day. As cold droplets fell from the sky you would dip your entire body in the pool and suddenly you were nice and toasty from the warmth of the pool filled with water from the hot spring nearby.