Swimming pool Hella
Swimming pool Hella

Swimming pool Hella

Due to its extensive use of geothermal energy, Iceland has many natural thermal springs. You can unwind throughout the day or at night in any of them, some of which are paid and others which are free. A swimming pool, where you can enjoy a big pool for a little money, as well as frequently other types of whirlpools or saunas, is a good alternative for many locals as well as tourists.

One of the pools you can visit while you travelling in Iceland is small local swimming pool in Hella.  It opens every day, at work day opens from 6:30 and closing at 9 pm and on weekend are the opening hours from 10:00-19:00. Whether you live nearby or just travel through Hella, its perfect spot for relax after long day and enjoy the hot tub at the place.

Please be aware that before entering the water, all visitors must take a full shower without wearing a swimsuit.

Size and facilities

Swimming pool in Hella has one thermal pool which is 25 x 11 meters.

In addition to the main pool, there are:

  • 2 shallow wading pools
  • 1 massage hot tub
  • 2 other hot tubs

Additionally, there are 3 slides—2 large slides and 1 mini slide. There is a steam room and tanning bed accessible. The pool and the sports complex were built in tandem, and when used together, they provide many resources for sporting activities.

Prices and tickets

At the cashier right inside the building’s entrance, you may purchase entrance tickets to the Hella´s swimming pool.

Adults pay 1100 ISK, whereas elderly and disabled people only pay 530 ISK. Children between the ages of 8 and 15 have to pay 300 ISK and children under the age of 10 are admitted free. Additionally, you can hire a towel or a swimsuit there fo 850 ISK a piece.

Opening hours (for summer)

  • Monday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Wednesday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Thursday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Friday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 19:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 19:00

Opening hours (for winter)

  • Monday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Tuesday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Wednesday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Thursday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Friday: 06:30 – 21:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Adress, location and contacts


Finding the swimming pool in Hella is not difficult at all. Pool is conveniently located close to the main road and the town centre. To get there, you will need to turn into the town on the main round about in front of gas station, drive behind it (you will see the Arion bank on your left side) and in less then a minute you will get to the place, visible from the road.

Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby

Read more: What to do in Hella, Iceland

The closest swimming pool to Hella is the one in nearby village Hvolsvollur. You can find there not just a swimming pool but also bigger gym with many machines.

Another pool, which is often visited by locals and tourist is the swimming pool in Selfoss with bigger pools and better facilities. In case you traveling north, to the direction of Golden circle, you can visit swimming pool in Flúdir, located in the sport centre of this town.

Unfortunately there are no natural alternatives, when it comes to pools or hot springs nearby Hella. In the mentioned town Flúdir (around 1 hour drive from Hella) you can find the hidden Secret lagoon (paid attraction), water here is geothermaly heated and the pool is one of the oldest in Iceland.

Secret lagoon hot springs in Flúdir

Close to the Secret lagoon is small local pool known as Hrunalaug. Only few persons can fit in the small pools in Hrunalaug, but the location and the views are really amazing there.

Hrunalaug hidden hot spot

One more natural swimming pools, called Seljavallalaug is located around 45 mins drive to east. You may need to take a small hike to this place and its not always so warm, but the area looks just wonderful and its definitely great place to take some memorable photos.

Seljavallalaug pool
Seljavallalaug natural pool

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