The location of Selfoss, biggest town in south of Iceland is a great for those, who wants to explore the Golden circle and looking for place to stay in the end of the trip.
With many restaurants, shopping centres and many possibilities of accommodation, it´s a place where many tourist spend a night or two. Except mentioned tourist attractions and services, there is also a swimming pool in Selfoss, which you can visit all year long and enjoy the relax in the warm hot tub or swim in the outside pool in any weather.
The swimming pools have a big culture in Iceland and because there is no better paid or natural hot spring near to this area (except the hot river in Hveragerdi), local swimming pool in Iceland is definitely the place, we recommend to visit.
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 Selfoss has one outside thermal pool which is 25 m long. There is a smaller inside pool for kids 18 metres long.
In addition to the main pool, there are:
- 1 children pool with 3 slides
- wading pool
- steam room
- hot tubs
- cold tubs
- World class gym just above the pool
With all the services and facilities, its one of the best equipped pool in the South Iceland. There is no suprise then, the place has more then 200 000 visitors per year.
Prices and tickets
You can buy the tickets to the swimming pool in Selfoss in the new reception, which is shared for the pool and World class gym as well.
Adults pay 1100 ISK, whereas elderly people pay 200 ISK. Children between the ages of 10 and 17 have to pay 160 ISK and disabled people 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 – 21:30
- Tuesday: 06:30 – 21:30
- Wednesday: 06:30 – 21:30
- Thursday: 06:30 – 21:30
- Friday: 06:30 – 21:30
- Saturday: 09:00 – 19:00
- Sunday: 09:00 – 19:00
Opening hours (for winter, 15.8. – 31.5.)
- 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: 09:00 – 18:00
- Sunday: 09:00 – 18:00
Adress, location and contacts
The swimming pool is Selfoss is located nearby the town centre and grocery store Kronan. The exact location is Tryggvagata 15, 800 Selfoss, which just one turn next to the Arion bank. You will see the big building on your left side, where you can also park your car. The pool is a walking distance from most of the restaurants, hotel Selfoss or hotel South Coast, so you can just leave your car there and walk to the pool (or gym).
- Adress: Tryggvagata 15, 800 Selfoss, Iceland
- Contact: email@example.com
- Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/sundhollselfoss
Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby
Read more: What to do in Selfoss, Iceland
The closest swimming pool to Selfoss is the one in Stokkseyri, small village close to the ocean. This pool doesn´t have so many hot tubs or amenities at all and the opening time is shorter there, so we don´t recommend it as a good alternative to the pool in Selfoss.
Another pool, which is often visited by locals and tourist is the swimming pool in Hveragerdi. Its not very far away, but it´s as well smaller to the Selfoss pool.
However, there are no nearby natural hot springs to pool in Selfoss. In the village of Hveragerdi, there is a well-known geothermal region where you can find not only another bathing pool but also a hot river.
Although the hot valley and river Reykjadalur are undoubtedly worth visiting, we do not suggest it if you are trying to just relax at the end of the day. There is hike which takes around a hour (5 km) and have a steep hill to get to the hot river, so it´s more like an active trip than a relax in the end of the day.
Read more about mentioned alternatives:
- Swimming pool Hveragerdi (18,5 km)
- Swimming pool Stokkseyri (14 km)
- Reykjadalur, hot river near Hveragerdi (20 km)