Iceland is not for the faint hearted, but is a fantastic destination for lovers of the great outdoors who can handle a bit of fire and ice.
There are plenty of places to swim in this northern island far away in the Atlantic.
Here you will find links to some articles with the best of the best pools and hot springs. Plus info on a cool Iceland website for swimmers too.
The gorgeous photos here are from the Icelandic Tourism Authority whose website Inspired by Iceland is a great first stop when investigating a trip.
There’s a page about swimming pools and spas on the Inspired by Iceland website here.
Above is a night shot of the Blue Lagoon, probably Iceland’s best known swimming spot.
The Lonely Planet website has some excellent articles to fire up your enthusiasm.
Also, check out the website Sundlaugar.is which lists swimming pools and hot springs throughout Iceland… and swimming lessons. You can click to read it in English if your Icelandic is rusty.
There are many open air swimming pools right beside the sea, amongst wonderful scenery.
Iceland can be a super expensive place to visit. Find below a Deals Finder box from Booking.com to give you ideas for accommodation and hopefully some well priced places to peruse.
Below you can see Myvatn Nature Baths, where you can swim, steam and eat. These Baths are in the Lake Myvatn Geothermal area in the north of Iceland. Most appealing.
Have you been swimming in Iceland?
If you can share your swimming stories about Iceland and tell us about great spots, we would love to hear from you!
Just leave a comment below, and I can add your info to this post.