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foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Iceland in the winter - which means it's cold, windy, and often rainy. Seljavallalaug, as far as I'm aware, isn't that popular an attraction, but the day we went there was practically nobody there. When you arrive in a car park at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank James W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing experience well worth the walk. Not the hottest springs but an amazing situation and view!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank climberdiver123
Reviewed 2 November 2018

Take my advice... visit Seljavallalaug first thing in the morning. It was the best decision we made during our entire trip in Iceland. We arrived at 6 am and got the pool all to ourselves. The moment was magical - sun peaking, mist over the...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank killerqueenie
Reviewed 30 October 2018

While I did not swim because it looked to be filled with algae, I was glad I hiked back to this secret swimming hole with my friend. It is located in a beautiful setting with mountains on both side, clinging to the base of a...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank MindyS3
Reviewed 16 October 2018

Takes about 30 minutes to arrive at the pool. It wasn't difficult to do. We arrived pretty late. 6PM. By the time we got there at 6:30 it was starting to get dark. Everyone was leaving and we decided to stay. We were the only...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank bjeronimo
Reviewed 11 October 2018

So it's abandoned, it's not kept up, but come on, you're swimming in a geothermal pool in Iceland. I recommend going when there aren't alot of cars in the parking area. Wear your swimsuit in and bring an extra towel to put on the floor...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank wnchgrl
Reviewed 30 September 2018

I caught a bit of a cold and it was 40deg F when we arrived, so I decided not to change to get in. My friends did, and they regret it. The changing rooms were filthy and they did everything they could to avoid touching...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ms971
Reviewed 29 September 2018

This beauty is tucked away in the valley and hidden in the mountain. Well that said it does attract a lot of tourists! If you want some lone time then early bird gets the worm. I went there about 7 AM and there was only...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Sonielsony
Reviewed 22 September 2018

Short 15min hike to the pool The change rooms are a bit dirty but useful The area is very popular even when the weather isn’t great so be prepared. I didn’t find the water was very warm. There is a corner that’s hotter but overall...More

Date of experience: September 2018
4  Thank Renan B
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This was a cool place to visit. The walk up is along a river that has some beautiful sights and is worth the walk. The pool itself was warm and had a neat view. Sadly, the amount of tourists are ruining the location. There was...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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10 September 2018|
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Response from 807kathiel | Reviewed this property |
You could visit one of the modern public pools along the way(every town has one). They offer showers as well as more modern hot and cold pools, saunas and steam baths.
Magdalena P
29 April 2018|
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Response from Rgandhi11 | Reviewed this property |
I am so sorry for the late answer. We went on the 15th. Hopefully you had a better time than we did!
7 April 2018|
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Response from RussellA668 | Reviewed this property |
I saw nothing to prevent access at any time. No gates, fences, etc.