Sundhöllin: The oldest swimming pool in Reykjavik

Have a swim in the oldest swimming pool in Reykjavik, Sundhöllin. It does not matter what the weather is, you can always take a swim in a swimming pool in Iceland. You can choose between different temperatures in the hot tubs and between indoor or outdoor. Sundhöllin started taking shape in 1929 but was first finished in 1937 due to lack of funding. It  is one of the few places in Reykjavik that offer indoor swimming pools, the hot tubs are outdoors.


The main swimming pool is 29°C, the childrens pool is 32°C, the hot tub with massage is around 39°C and a still hot tub is around 40°C.

One of Icelanders most
popular activities is going to the geothermal pools and is often the relaxing and social part of the day, or evening. The swimming pools in Iceland are all heated year round by natural hot spring water. You can find hot tubs at nearly all Icelandic swimming pools. Other popular swimming pools in Reykjavík are Laugardalslaugin, Vesturbæjarlaugin and Árbæjarlaugin.

After spending an hour at the pools, you feel like you just came out of a spa – but you only spent $4!

Opening hours

Winter                                                                                     Summer (from 1. April)
Monday – Thursday 06:30 – 22:00                             Monday – Thursday: 06:30-22:00
Friday 06:30 – 20:00                                                         Friday 06:30 – 20:00
Saturday 08:00 – 16:00                                                    Saturday 08:00 – 16:00
Sunday 10:00 – 18:00                                                       Sunday 10:00 – 18:00

Here is a videoclip from Sundhöllin in Reykjavík . As you can see, it’s not the most luxurious of swimming pools in Reykjavik, but charming and with a history.

You can check out the other swimming pools in Reykjavík via the city’s website SpaCity.

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