Swim Like a Local in Reyjavik’s Geothermal Pools

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Iceland is famous for many things: their lush landscapes, majestic mountains, star-filled skies, and the list goes on and on. One of the activities that are sometimes overlooked is visiting the geothermal pools in Iceland.

This country is extremely cold during the winter – but nothing seems as relaxing as a warm bath in the middle of the freezing snow. Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland, has about 17 swimming pools scattered around the area so you can choose which one suits you best.

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Not Your Ordinary Pool

Iceland’s pools are on the unconventional side because you wouldn’t think to take a dip in warm water in the middle of a freezing climate. Nonetheless, local geothermal pools are imbedded in Iceland’s culture. If you visit Iceland, you’ll see that many people visit these pools including the elderly. Many people say that the water is soothing and the steam helps to calm the senses.

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How Warm Are They?

The standard temperature of the geothermal pools is around 27°-30° celsius. Which makes this the ideal temperature to swim in, in this atmosphere. Not too cold and not too warm – its’s just right.

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After having your first (or maybe your second) geothermal pool experience, try out the food stands that are around the rea. It’s good to fill up your body with food after sitting in the pool to replenish itself.