- 1 Visiting Seljavallalaug Pool In Iceland
- 2 Is Seljavallalaug Heated? | What Can I Expect When I Arrive At Seljavallalaug Hot Spring?
- 3 What to pack for a visit to Seljavallalaug Pool:
- 4 Seljavallalaug Pool Cost?
- 5 Seljavallalaug Pool Opening Hours
- 6 Iceland Geothermal Pools Dress Code & Etiquette – Are there changing rooms at Seljavallalaug Pool?
- 7 Iceland Tours That Include Seljavallalaug pool visit:
- 8 The 15-minute hike to Seljavallalaug swimming pool –
- 9 How to get to Seljavallalaug Pool| Directions For Driving To Seljavallalaug Pool
- 10 Find Where to stay in Iceland and Close to the sights
Visiting Seljavallalaug Pool In Iceland
Is Seljavallalaug Heated? | What Can I Expect When I Arrive At Seljavallalaug Hot Spring?
It’s built right on the rocks. The floor of the 82-foot-long pool is covered in slippery algae, which makes standing or walking in the pool rather difficult at times. The weird sensation of the slippery algae is quickly overshadowed by the calming and relaxing feeling, a result from the beautiful and tranquil scenery of cascading waterfalls, and mountains views that surround the pool and it’s all free! Iceland is expensive but there are many sights around the country that are free.
The expense comes in when you talk about getting to them and where to stay in Iceland.This hidden gem is filled with hot spring what from Eyjafjallajokull. If that name looks familiar is because that’s the name of the volcano that erupted in 2010 and sent all the flights in Europe and around the world into a tailspin as the ash cloud from the Eyjafjallajokull volcano caused flights to be cancelled due to safety.
Also, blame that volcano for a lot of changes in travel insurance coverage too as insurance companies added a clause about cancellations due to natural disasters. Eyjafjallajokull volcano is now covered by an ice cap. Seljavallalaug thermal pool is now a protected site and maintained by volunteers who clean the pool a handful of times a year to ensure it’s free from the ice after winter as well as cleaning the algae from the floor of the pool from time to time.
What to pack for a visit to Seljavallalaug Pool:
There are no other facilities on site by Iceland’s popular Seljavallalaug Pool on a mountainside. Bring your swimsuit obviously. Pack a light towel and some flip-flops. Depending on the season you come, it can sometimes be cold. I have seen some people bring woolly hats into the pool, which are perfect if you are just chilling in the pool and want to keep your head warm while the whole body is dipped in warm water.
Also, pack some snacks, drinks or water as there are no shops or any facilities. Pack some head torches, especially if coming here during the winter months when it gets dark early in the day. There are no lights in the changing rooms or in the surrounding area so you will walk back in darkest if you don’t come prepared, which is not recommended. Also, ensure you come with warm clothes to change into as well as waterproof women’s/men’s jackets too.
The weather in Iceland can change dramatically with not so much warning. We took these pictures in the summer! Some of the terrains can also be slippery, especially when it’s been raining so wear suitable walking shoes. You can find men’s and ladies here.
Seljavallalaug Pool Cost?
It’s Free!!! There is no charge to use Seljavallalaug Pool. No entrance fee required.
Seljavallalaug Pool Opening Hours
Seljavallalaug Pool is open to the public 24/7 but just make sure you bring suitable clothing and torches if heading there int the evening.
Iceland Geothermal Pools Dress Code & Etiquette – Are there changing rooms at Seljavallalaug Pool?
Iceland Tours That Include Seljavallalaug pool visit:
The 15-minute hike to Seljavallalaug swimming pool –
How to get to Seljavallalaug Pool| Directions For Driving To Seljavallalaug Pool
For a list and directions of more of Iceland natural hot springs and pools check out the ultimate guide to Iceland’s Hot Springs Map.
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