Icelandic hot springs

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Iceland is an island in the middle of Atlantic. It is located along the Mid-atlantic ridge, the youngest part of the ocean floor, where the Earth crust is being constantly produced by active volcanism. The sea floor is growing in both directions - west towards the North America, and east towards Europe. This unique geological setting makes Iceland rich in geothermal features - and hot springs are among them.

Geothermal spas

Map of Icelandic hot springs
  • 2 Jarðböðin við Mývatn (Mývatn Nature Baths). A small sibling to the famous Blue Lagoon located in the North Iceland. In Jarðböðin the geothermal water is a fresh water, and it was created at the outlet of the Bjarnarflag geothermal power plant.

Hot springs

  • 3 Grettislaug & Jarlslaug. Two hot springs (Jarlslaug is the slightly larger on) paved with rocks located at the sea shore. Actually, the water is not extremely hot (around 39 °C), which might not be so pleasant on a cool day. In the summer season, you can enjoy the services of a nearby café, guest house and a camping ground. 750 ISK (spring soaking).
  • 4 Gvendarlaug
  • 5 Drangsnes
  • 6 Hellulaug
  • 7 Heydalur,
  • 8 Landbrotalaug
  • 9 Nauthólsvík Geothermal Beach, Reykjavík

Geothermal swimming pools

  • 1 Hofsos
  • 2 Krossneslaug
  • 3 Hot Springs Hotel, Hveragerði
  • 4 Seljavellalaug
  • 5 Swimming Pool Heimaey
  • 6 Swimming Pool Höfn
  • 7 Selérdalslaug near Vopnafjörður
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