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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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Address: 101 Reykjavik | Nautholsvík, Reykjavik, Iceland

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Great view, nice nearby trails

We stopped by the beach while out for a run, so didn't actually go in the pools. The beach itself is nice, but the view from the trails above is even better. There are both gravel... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Stephanie E
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Marina del Rey, California
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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This place is amazing! At the strongest moments of a 50 kph wind storm, with snow/ice driving into our faces, we went to Nautholsvik and had a fantastic time. Only locals were with us, and the folks running the place were, I think, amazed that three Americans would arrive in such conditions. But we had the best time... running down... More 

Thank Lawrence T
Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here late morning one Friday for something else to do. Arguably it was worth visitng just for the walk to it along the coast to the west of it around the airport. When we arrived the hot pool was relaxing to sit in but not very big and felt OK if relatively crowded. The most disappointing thing was that... More 

Thank stonerose5
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped by the beach while out for a run, so didn't actually go in the pools. The beach itself is nice, but the view from the trails above is even better. There are both gravel pedestrian trails (crushed volcanic rock) and well-maintained bike paths that go alongside the waterfront.

Thank Stephanie E
London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the best thing we did on our trip! and it only cost 600isk which is so cheap. Crazy when you think a baguette is about 900isk. We were not really sure what to expect with this but we read recent tripadvisor reviews which were so helpful. The pool opened at 11am (march) and we got there around... More 

2 Thank Philippa S
Philadelphia, PA
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124 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

The way I read the ad (description), my impression was that it is a year-around attraction, which was definitely the case. I cannot say much about Summer, but it is definitely not a Winter thing.

3 Thank niksk001
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5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

An amazing experience - come early if you want to avoid the crowds. When we left at 12:30pm, the hot tub was already getting pretty near full. Bring your own towel, and be aware that there are no lockers. You can opt to put your valuables into a little basket that is stored at the front desk. Definitely worth a... More 

5 Thank Karishma R
Sherwood Park, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

The beach was chilly though the sand was BOILING FROM THE GEOTHERMAL. They dug up a loaf of bread from the boiling hot geothermal sand. Then we went lathered butter on it and feasted on the lightest tastiest bread ever.

2 Thank constance w
Reykjavik, Iceland
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13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2017

A cool beach where local hang out in the "hot pot" after taking a swim in the sea. There's change rooms here and a small ice cream kiosk.

1 Thank SoniaNicolson
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

the hot tubs were sadly empty and the building was closed when we visited even though this was not stated anywhere online. The beach itself was beautiful though and a lovely place to watch the sunset.

1 Thank lucy81992
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 February 2017

I come here every time I'm in Iceland. Its great to escape the other tourists and be immersed with the locals! It is free during the summer months, and about 600kr in the Winter months. The hot pool is great for relaxing and there is also an enclosed bay where you can swim in the ocean. The beach is close... More 

Thank Suzanne H

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