Top 7 Hot Springs in Iceland

Seljavallalaug

Seljavallalaug is a renowned hot spring located on Iceland’s South Coast between the waterfalls Seljalandsfoss and Skógafoss. The hot spring, which was built in 1923, is Iceland’s oldest man-made pool and has a temperature range of 20°-30°C (68°-86°F).

As you sit in the 25-meter-long pool, take in the green-colored waters of Seljavallalaug. The pool is free to use and provides modest changing facilities.

Grettislaug Hot Pool

Grettislaug is a geothermal pool in North Iceland on the cliffs of Drangey Island. The pool’s name, sometimes known as “Grettir’s Pool,” is derived from the saga of the Viking outlaw Grettir. After a laborious swim from his captivity at Drangey, the outlaw is said to have resurrected in Grettislaug.

Grettislaug maintains a constant temperature of 39°C (102°F). The modest but beautiful pool is a must-see for anyone visiting Iceland’s Ring Road, which is approximately a 50-minute drive away. Grettislaug requires a minor entrance fee.

The Blue Lagoon

The most popular hot spring in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon on Reykjanes Peninsula. The mineral-rich waters of the man-made lagoon maintain a steady temperature between 37° and 40°C (98° and 104°F).

The Blue Lagoon is easily accessible, being only 20 minutes from Keflavik International Airport. Many people arrange a stop there at the start or conclusion of their Iceland adventure. The admission fee to the Blue Lagoon begins at $47 USD.

Myvatn Nature Baths

The Mvatn Nature Baths are a series of baths in North Iceland’s Lake Mvatn area. The baths, which have the same blue-colored waters as the Blue Lagoon, are a less expensive alternative.

Mvatn Nature Baths are a popular choice among travellers looking for a relaxing bath in a remote, otherworldly setting. The baths are heated to between 36 and 40 degrees Celsius (97 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit). The minimum admission fee is 34 USD.

Landmannalaugar

The Landmannalaugar hot spring is located in Iceland’s Southern Highlands, among the colourful mountains. A halt in Landmannalaugar is highly advised if you are planning a trip along the world-famous Laugavegur Trail.

The 36°-40°C (97°-104°F) water of the hot spring is ideal for soothing aching muscles after a long trek. The Landmannalaugar region is also a wonderful spot to see the Northern Lights in the winter. The public is welcome to visit the hot springs for no cost.

Reykjadalur Hot Spring Hike

Reykjadalur, which means “Steam Valley” in English, is a true hidden gem. This one is SUPER EXCITING since you have to hike for around 30-60 minutes to get to the springs. The trek itself is wonderful, with breathtaking views. We strongly advise you to begin your journey at Hverageri and walk from there; the trails are well defined, and we doubt you will get lost!

Geothermal Footbath in Reykjavik

This cute little spot is ideal for a warm foot soak and an ice cream cone. If you’re stranded in Reykjavik or don’t feel like doing a lengthy, full-day hot spring trip but still want to do something fun, here is the place to go!

It’s small. This is more of a geothermal foot bath than a pool. Still, there are spectacular views of Mount Esja, and you can occasionally glimpse the Snfellsjökull glacier in the west from afar! This super duper snug hotpot is located on the seashore at Seltjarnarnes. From downtown Reykjavik, you may either drive or walk.