One of the things we love about Iceland is the beauty of its nature. But beauty is not only about the “looks.” Iceland is a country that offers unique natural experiences, and it is still a place that takes seriously caring for nature. For most Icelandic people, going to swimming pools and enjoying the natural hot springs is like a routine thing to do. You can go after work, or even enjoy them on the weekends. This is why it is vital to take care of these places when visiting. Not only for respecting the locals but also the earth.

The strong volcanic activity in the country makes it possible to enjoy the natural hot springs and the human-made pools formed with geothermal water. Here we have a long list of hot springs and geothermal pools you can’t miss.

Blue Lagoon Spa & Retreat

This is an iconic place in Iceland, and even makes part of the natural wonders of the world. If it is your first time in the country, we highly recommend you to go. As you can see, the blue color of the water is just mesmerizing, and with the natural lava surroundings, you will feel like in a dream.

If you decide to go to the Blue Lagoon, you have to know that it is a bit expensive (approximately 70 euros, depending on the plan you choose) and of course, touristy. But hey! Let’s embrace being a tourist. You can read our previous blog post and know more about opening hours and prices.

Located in Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík
A 45-minute drive from Reykjavik
Prior booking required

The Secret Lagoon

A few years ago, this lagoon was very secret, but now it is not that secret. The Secret Lagoon is located in Flúðir in the Golden Circle area. With a 38-40 degrees temperature water, beautiful scenery with steam in the air, active geysers, and green moss surrounds this lagoon. The Secret Lagoon offers showers, a bar and a dining area with snacks and drinks to buy.

Adults 3.000 ISK
Seniors 2.200 ISK
Children enter for free with parents
Prior booking required

Located in Hvammsvegur, 845 Flúðir
1.5-hour drive from Reykjavik

Mývatn Nature Baths

Up in the North of Iceland, you will find this magical place called Mývatn Nature Baths. It is very similar to the Blue Lagoon, but it is less expensive, and it is in a different location. The water from this lagoon comes from the National Power Company in Bjarnarflag into a basin that contains other minerals like sulfur, and the floor it is made of sand and grave. The facilities include changing rooms, steam baths, and a café.

Adults from 4.500 ISK
Teenagers from 1.800 ISK
Senior Citizens, Students & Handicapped from 3.000 ISK

Located in Jarðbaðshólar, 660 Mývatn
6-hour drive from Reykjavik

GeoSea – Geothermal Sea Baths

Located in Húsavik, GeoSea is a luxurious and rejuvenating experience for your body and soul. The view of this place is our favorite, and if you are near Húsavik, you should stop here one day to enjoy the hot sea water. The facilities include changing rooms and an excellent restaurant.

Adults from 4.300 ISK
Children from 1.800 ISK
Senior Citizens and Students from 2.700 ISK

Located in Vitaslóð 1, 640 Húsavík
6-hour drive from Reykjavik
Prior booking required

Krauma – Geothermal Baths & Spa

Krauma is the newest human-made geothermal luxury spa in Iceland. The place is located in West Iceland, and it has saunas, a relaxation room, and steam baths. The water from Krauma originates from the hot spring Deildartunguhver, and it is then mixed with cold water from Rauðsgil, that comes from the smallest glacier in Iceland.

Adults from 3.800 ISK
Teenagers 1.900 ISK
Children Free entrance
You can also purchase an annual pass, family pass or winter pass.

Located in Deildartunguhver, 320 Reykholt
1.5-hour drive from Reykjavik

Laugarvatn Fontana Geothermal Baths

Part of the Golden Circle, Laugarvatn Fontana is a relaxing place with one of the best designs. It has a natural pool, steam rooms, and outdoor mineral baths. In the steam rooms, you can hear the incredible sound of the boiling water underneath. This place is perfect to go with your partner or friends.

Adults from 3.800 ISK
Teenagers 2.000 ISK
Senior Citizen 2.000 ISK
Children Free entrance

Located in Hverabraut 1, 840 Laugarvatn
1-hour drive from Reykjavik

Reykjadalur Hot Spring

It is also known as the “Steam Valley,” to access this spring you have to walk around 40 to 60 minutes. The lovely natural scenery makes this hot spring one of our favorite. Reykjadalur is in South Iceland, and the best part is that it is free. We recommend doing a hike first, and then enjoy the hot river!

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45-minute drive from Reykjavik

 

 

Hrunalaug Natural Hot Spring

Close to Flúðir in the South of Iceland, you will find this small hot spring. You will find two small pools next to each other where 6 to 8 people can fit. There is a small cabin for you to change your clothes too. An Icelandic farmer takes care of the hot spring, by cleaning it every once in a while and he asks for donations that you can leave in a small box inside the cabin.

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1.5-hour drive from Reykjavik

 

 

 

Landbrotalaug Hot Spring

You will find this hidden beauty in the Snæfellsnes Peninsula. Many people will say this is a hot pot because it is very small for maybe 2 to 3 people. This is a perfect place to enjoy as a pit stop while traveling through Snaefellness.

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Almost 2-hour drive from Reykjavik

 

Seljavallalaug Hot Spring

Another hidden gem in Iceland. To get to Seljavallalaug, you will need to hike for 20-30 minutes. The pool is human-made, but the geothermal water in it is natural. It is nothing fancy, but it is a lovely way to enjoy nature and relaxing time.

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2-hour drive from Reykjavik

 

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