Swimming pool Varmahlíð
Swimming pool Varmahlíð

Swimming pool Varmahlíð

While visiting Iceland, there are a plethora of activities available. stunning waterfalls, recognizable mountains and landscapes, natural hotspots, and geothermal sites. It can be challenging to fit everything into your travel plans, but there is one thing that you must do: visit a local pool at least once.

Additionally, our pools are open no matter the weather because they are heated by geothermal volcanic energy, which is available all year. The majority of pools are open every day, but you should confirm the times. Depending on the amenities offered, there may be an admission fee, but it is typically very low.

The swimming pool in the settlement of Varmahlíð is one that you can visit when taking a relaxing tour along Iceland’s north coast. You can find there not only the big swimming pool, but also recently added 47 m long slide and hot tub.

You’re in luck because this geothermally heated pool is not particularly well known, so there is a good probability that there won’t be many people there. This makes it much calmer than congested 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 Varmahlíð has one outside pool which is 25 x 10 meters.

In addition to the main pool, there are:

  • 2 shallow sitting pools
  • 1 wading pool
  • hot tub with massage jets
  • 47 m long slide
  • sauna

In the same building where is the pool located is possible to use local gym.

Prices and tickets

For those, who decide to visit this swimmimg pool in Varmahlíð, there is a possibility to buy tickets at the reception, which is open according to the opening hours mentioned next in the article. The accepted payments are in cash or credit card.

Price list

  • Adults: 1090 ISK
  • Kids (6 – 18): 325 ISK
  • Kids (0 – 6): FREE
  • Seniors and disabled: 325 ISK
  • Rent of swim suit/towel: 705 ISK

Please be aware that 30 minutes before to closing, there is no entrance. No later than 15 minutes after the building closes, visitors are requested to vacate.

Opening hours (for summer, 1.6. – 26.8.)

  • 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 – 17:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 17:00

Opening hours (for winter)

  • Monday:  08:00 – 21:00
  • Tuesday:  08:00 – 21:00
  • Wednesday:  08:00 – 21:00
  • Thursday:  08:00 – 21:00
  • Friday: 08:00 – 14:00
  • Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Sunday: 10:00 – 16:00

Adress, location and contacts

The swimming pool in Varmahlíð is very easy to find, because it´s just few hundreds meters from the main ring road. As you drive through the village, you will see a big sign which directs to hotel Varmahlíð and also the local camping sign. Follow the sign and turn to the small hill. Then just continue more and more up the hill, until you will see building with name “Sundlaug” and the parking lot, where you can stay – that´s the place you were looking for.

  • Adress: Varmahlíð, 560 Varmahlíð
  • Contact: sundlaug@varmahlidarskoli.is

Alternatives: Swimming pools, hot springs and lagoons nearby

Read more: What to do in Varmahlíð, Iceland

Swimming pool in Varmahlíð can definitely offer nice chill after long day of travelling, but for those who are looking for something more natural, there is an alternative not far away. You can visit the waterfall Reykjafoss and hot springs Fosslaug, with a small stone paved pool. If you will be lucky, the pool will be empty, but even with few other people, you can still fit there and enjoy the relax with amazing views.

Fosslaug hot pot

In case the local swimming pool doesn´t fit you, you can drive to nearby town Sauðárkrókur and try swimming pool in this village. In this pool, you can enjoy the big and deep swimming pool, two warm hot tubs and one cold plunge.

Read more about mentioned alternatives:

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