There are numerous activities to choose from while in Iceland. stunning waterfalls, recognizable mountains and landscapes, natural hotspots, and geothermal sites It can be difficult to fit everything into your travel plans, but there is one thing you must do: visit a local pool at least once.
Swimming pools, like this one in Hvammstangi, have a special position in Icelandic culture. It is a location where individuals congregate, converse, and unwind during their free time. You can make new friends there, whether they are residents or tourists.
Prices in smaller local pools are typically significantly lower than those at well-known lagoons (such as Blue lagoon or Secret lagoon), allowing you to relax in the hot tubs, let your kids play in wading pools, and save some money on the pricey Iceland excursion.
While exploring Iceland’s east coast, you can stop at one of the bathing pools in the Hvammstangi.
The fact that this geothermally heated pool is not well-known is fortunately for you because it means that there is a strong probability that there won’t be many people there, which is far more tranquil than busy tourist lagoons.
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 Hvammstangi has one outside pool which is 25 x 11 meters.
In addition to the main pool, there are:
- 1 hot tub with jacuzzi
- 1 children pool
- 1 children hot tub
- sauna (steam bath)
In the same building where is the pool located is possible to use local gym.
Prices and tickets
The swimming pool in Hvammstangi has decent prices, little bit lower than what is the average in Iceland. The standard admission costs 900 ISK for adults, the kids or seniors has prices with discount. If you live nearby or staying in this town for longer time, you can use the package for 10 visits, which is a bit cheaper. Tickets may be paid with cash or credit card.
- Adults: 900 ISK
- Kids (6 – 15): 290 ISK
- Elderly and disabled people: 450 ISK
- Rent of swim suit/towel: 675 ISK
Please keep in mind that there is no admission 30 minutes before closing time. Guests are asked to leave the building no later than 15 minutes after it has closed.
Opening hours (for summer, 1.6. – 31.8.)
- Monday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Tuesday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Wednesday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Thursday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Friday: 07:00 – 21:00
- Saturday: 10:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 10:00 – 18:00
Opening hours (for winter)
- Monday: 07:00- 21:30
- Tuesday: 07:00- 21:30
- Wednesday: 07:00- 21:30
- Thursday: 07:00- 21:30
- Friday: 07:00 – 19:00
- Saturday: 10:00-16:00
- Sunday: 10:00-16:00
Adress, location and contacts
If you drive around the Iceland on the main ring road, you will need to turn to the fjords, where is the village Hvammstangi located. When you arrive to the town, just continue on the main road, drive around the town hall and the then you see the hotel Hvammstangi on your left. Continue straight, until you see the first turn left to the hill. Turn there, drive not even few hundreds meters and you will see the building – sport centre with swimming pool and gym.
- Adress: Hlíðarvegur 6, Hvammstangi, Iceland
- Contact: email@example.com
- Facebook page: Sundlaug Húnaþing Vestra
Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby
Read more: What to do in Hvammstangi, Iceland
The closest swimming pool to this in Hvammstangi is in nearby town Blonduós. It´s not so close, distance is about 58 kms and the opening hours are very similar (the pool in Blonduós is open longer only on weekends).
The other place, more natural one are Sæberg hot tubs near local hostel. There are two small pots there, with the temperature which is 38 degrees celsius. If it would feel too hot for you, you can just cool down at the beach, which is few meters from the hot tubs.
Read more about mentioned alternatives:
- Swimming pool in Blonduós (58 km)
- Sæberg hot tubs (23 km)