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Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

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Address: 101 Reykjavik | Nautholsvík, Reykjavik, Iceland

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People swim here!

It is not pretty, the sand is rough and it is normally windy so bring your jacket. However, in sunny summer days (3 or 4 a year) you'll find out why this place is so popular... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Angel V
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It is not pretty, the sand is rough and it is normally windy so bring your jacket. However, in sunny summer days (3 or 4 a year) you'll find out why this place is so popular, families go and bathe in the hot pot area which is in the beach itself (and fuelled by the remains of hot water from... More 

Thank Angel V
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I didn't go in to water. But on a cold day many adults and kids playing in water. Also big hot tub. So come prepare with swimwear and enjoy the day. Free parking and entrance. 30 minutes if no water activity.

Thank javaidmansoor
Sweetgrass, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting the Perlan I headed to the geothermal beach, but I had no idea there was a hot tub spa there! But I was disappointed to find out that it was closing at the time I arrived (1400), and wouldn't reopen until 1900. According to the website, this is normal for a Monday during Winter hours. It's free to... More 

Thank Crissy B
Novato, California
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 12 April 2017

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 31 March 2017 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 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2017

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 

3 Thank Philippa S
Philadelphia, PA
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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.

4 Thank niksk001
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

6 Thank Karishma R
Sherwood Park, Canada
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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.

3 Thank constance w

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