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Address: foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland

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Made the trek but didn't swim....

We braved the weather to make the trek to the little pool. It was in the mid 30's temperature wise, and it was raining sideways. The wind was nuts. We took off, crossing the... read more

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Anna H
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Yorkville, Illinois

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Yorkville, Illinois
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135 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We braved the weather to make the trek to the little pool. It was in the mid 30's temperature wise, and it was raining sideways. The wind was nuts. We took off, crossing the swollen little creek, and finally arrived at the pool about 20 minutes later. I had read that the water was lukewarm at best, and it wasn't... More 

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Oxnard, California
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39 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I had a tough time liking and not liking this place, but glad we went. The positives were a nice soak (albiet not hot) after a long hiking day and a scenic walk to the tub. The negatives were the dirtiness of changing room and the luke warm water(maybe its hotter in the summer) I would go again but i... More 

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San Diego, California
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96 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is one of those fun things you can only do in Iceland and you should do it for that reason. The hike up to the pool isn't challenging, there is plenty of parking and a well-worn path so you can’t go wrong. The changing sheds were a bit of a mystery and of course we ended up in the... More 

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San Pedro, San Jose, Costa Rica
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24 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved it here. It was nearly freezing temperature and it was raining. This would have deterred many, but since it's a once in a lifetime opportunity, I took it and went into the pool regardless. The water is more lukewarm than hot, so I didn't stay hours or anything. Still, the experience, the views, it's incredibly fun. There are... More 

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Heraklio, Greece
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a hot spring from the early 1900s and it seems it has not been renovated since. If you are picky with clean changing rooms this is not the place for you. We ended up there on a rainy day and the water was barely warm, more like a swimming pool in late spring, because rain water was flowing... More 

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Saco, Maine
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You have to hike thru the mountains (across a small river), about 20 minute walk to get to the hot springs. So neat to experience the oldest hot springs in Iceland.

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Berkshire
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52 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved, loved, loved this pool - but also the hike through the valley to get to it. Just stunning. I'd read a review on here that gave great instructions on how to find it and it worked! Just park at the far end of the road and keep the stream on your right hand side. Go across a small rocky... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You will need 4-wheel drive to get back to this area. After parking, walk about 20-25 minutes, crossing 1 stream, to get to the bath. It was pretty secluded, which after seeing the Golden Circle, is a relief. Wear good shoes to get back into this place and be prepared to get a little wet. Sadly, the pipes were broken... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Seljavallalaug "natural" pool beautifully located and a nice and easy walk from the car park. While we visited, you needed to either take your shoes off or have waterproof shoes to get across the stream to the place. At the location itself, the man made water basin is in a beautifull spot, yet the pipes that carry the hot... More 

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New Hampshire, USA
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119 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our local guide recommended this pool and we were very happy we went. It is small, low key and set in a beautiful valley a very short hike from the parking lot. We brought a minimum of stuff: bathing suit, towel and a plastic bag for our wet stuff when done. VERY different from the blue lagoon: not as clean,... More 

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