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Seljavallalaug

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Address: foot of the Eyjafjoll Mountains | Seljavellir, Skogar IS 861, Iceland

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Hidden gem in the the beauty of the nature

After you parked you car, you need to hike over 2 mid-deep water streams. It takes roughy 20min you you know the way - but there are no signs where to go. Basically you should... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
SofiaN N
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Gothenburg, Sweden

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to drive down to the end of a dirt road and hike ~30 minutes up to the pool. You get some great views of the mountains on the way up and the pool was a highlight of our trip. It seems like a spot for locals; not fully maintained, but a great experience.

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After you parked you car, you need to hike over 2 mid-deep water streams. It takes roughy 20min you you know the way - but there are no signs where to go. Basically you should walk straight ahead, no climbing or trails up in the mountains. Once you arrive, there ar two empty changing rooms, but with hangers (!). The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found this little pool through some internet research. About a 20 min walk to get to but the most amazing views! Changing rooms are basic but do the job. One other couple when we got there who were lovely enough to share Champagne with us! Isn't as hot as you may expect but there are warm part and if you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take a turn off Hwy 1 and follow the road to the end and be prepared for a bit of a hike - 30mins in the snow. If there is no path, follow the river back. There you'll find this secret little pool. Not incredibly hot but worth it. The scenery is fantastic. There is a hut to change in,... More 

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Akershus, Norway
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Bring good shoes, towels and bathing shoes, and you got it all! Here you can feel free, and don't be bothered by hundred of tourists and busses, the people who go here want to go here, and manage the walk! There could be done some refurbishment and cleaning of the changing are, besides that, perfect!

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

This hidden geothermal pool is not that easy to find. There are no road signs pointing you to it. It is definitely off the paved road but I managed to get to the parking lot on the gravel road in a small compact car. There is a newer pool at parking lot but it was closed when we were there.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We hiked to this hot spring in the pouring rain but it was worth the trip! The hike is gorgeous! You have to cross a small stream/river but you can hop across rocks (or take off your shoes) to get there. There are rooms with hooks to hang your coats etc but nothing fancy. It is so spectacular and one... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

This was a highlight for me during my Iceland visit. It can be tricky to find. You drive up to a newer swimming pool and start walking in the valley. There's no clear cut pathway but there's usually a couple other tourists near by that will help guide you if you're unsure. It's about a 20 minute jaunt, best to... More 

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Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2016

This is an abandoned hot spring pool in the mountains, very close to Skogafoss. That's what people say. To be fair, its not that much abandoned as many people come and take a swim in it. There are changing rooms, but they are wet. The pool is abandoned, means nobody takes care of the chaining rooms or cleans the garbage.... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The drive to Seljavallalaug is worth the trip. The verdant countryside with volcanic hills and steam emerging from the earth is atmospheric on a cool day. Make sure you drop by the Seljavallafoss (waterfall) nearby. We visited the pool in October when the temperature was around 10 degrees and that was ideal as the water was the perfect temperature for... More 

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