A Secret Swimming Pool in Þorlákshöfn to Relax in
The Icelandic Pool Culture
A Secret Swimming Pool in Þorlákshöfn to Relax in
The Icelandic swimming pool culture is something that visitors shouldn’t miss. Swimming pools serve as meeting points, where people from all walks of life meet and discuss politics, gossip and the weather. Each swimming pool has its own character and Icelanders are constantly trying new pools, looking for the ultimate swimming pool.
The new swimming pool in Þorlákshöfn has been called a secret swimming pool by some Reykjavik residents, looking for a more relaxed setting and less crowded hot tubs, while giving the kids a swimming adventure land to play in.

The pool was built in 2008 and features a 25-metre outdoor swimming pool, two hot tubs, a sauna, water slide and an indoor swimming pool, filled with colourful playthings where children and families can play together in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Ragnar Matthías Sigurðsson, youth- and sports councilman in Þorlákshöfn, says that the swimming pool is already known for its cleanliness and quiet atmosphere.
“Last week I was talking to a gentleman who has been coming here regularly from Reykjavik and he calls the pool his little secret. The reason is that this is not your typical swimming pool, where you have only an inch between you and the person sitting next to you. The inside pool is especially popular as it is hotter and shallower than usual indoor pools at 34-35°C, so during the colder winter days, our guests like to lie inside in the warmth and relax,” says Ragnar.

The town of Þorlákshöfn is 30 minutes from Reykjavik by the coast. Close by the swimming pool you’ll find walking trails to the coast and the exceptional Strandakirkja church.

Þorlákshöfn Pool
Hafnarberg 41 • 815 Þorlákshöfn
+354 480 3890

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