Swimming pool in Vík í Mýrdal
Swimming pool in Vík í Mýrdal

Swimming pool in Vík í Mýrdal

Iceland has a large number of natural thermal springs since it uses geothermal energy frequently. In any of them, some of which are paid and others which are free, you can relax all day or all night. A good alternative for many locals and tourists is a swimming pool, where you can enjoy a large pool for a reasonable price, as well as frequently different forms of whirlpools or saunas.

Vík í Mýrdal is one of the small, but very famous villages in Iceland. It might be your first stop on your trip around the Iceland, because you´ll find it just between the Golden circle and amazing glaciers and lagoons. Eventhough, there is just one hot spring in this area, you can always visit the local swimming pool, soak in the warm water and enjoy the evening in some of the icelandic hot tubs.

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 Vík í Mýrdal has one outside pool which is around 16 metres long.

Additionally, there are few smaller pools around the main one. The kids can enjoy one outside slide, adults can relax in the squared hot tub with temperature between 40 – 42°C.

Prices and tickets


At the cashier right inside the building’s entrance, you may purchase entrance tickets to the swimming pool in Vík í Mýrdal in Iceland.

Price list 

  • Adults: 900 ISK
  • Children: 300 ISK
  • Admission for shower and sauna: 600 ISK
  • Swimsuit/towel rent: 500 ISK

Opening hours (for summer)

  • Monday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Tuesday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Thursday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Friday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Saturday:  11:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00

Opening hours (for winter)

  • Monday: 14:00 – 20:00
  • Tuesday: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Wednesday: 13:30 – 20:00
  • Thursday: 12:00 – 20:00
  • Friday: 12:30 – 20:00
  • Saturday: 11:00 – 20:00
  • Sunday: 12:00 – 18:00

Adress, location and contacts


To get to the swimming pool in Vík í Mýrdal, you need to turn from the main road, as you want to drive to the ocean. There will be a sign with many places (for example Reynisdragar), then you follow the road and turn left around the alcohol store Vinbudín. After a not long drive on the same road, you will see the main building and the parking lot of the local pool.

Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby

Read more: What to do in Vík í Mýrdal, Iceland

There is no other swimming pool nearby the Vík í Mýrdal, because of the town´s location. The closest villages (Hvolsvöllur or Kirkjubaejarklaustur) are more then hour drive away and we really don´t recommend to travel so far just because of hot bath.

Nevertheless, you still have one option – natural pool/hot spring Seljavallalaug.

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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