Geothermal Swimming pools 

Swimming is popular in Iceland both by Icelanders and visitors. For more than 60 years swimming has been included in school curriculums so every Icelander is required by law to learn to swim. There is a great number of high quality swimming pools in Iceland, mostly due to the wealth of geothermal heat. Most of the pools not located in geothermal areas are indoors. The number of open air pools is far greater and those can be found all over the country.  They are open year-round, regardless of weather. Using open air swimming pools in Iceland is a unique experience, particularly when the outside temperatures are a few degrees below zero.

Swimming is one of the most common of activities in Iceland. Swimming lessons start early and are mandatory in schools and it's not possible to graduate without passing a swimming test. Iceland in whole is a part of the ESPA, the European Spas Association.  Swimming in Geothermal swimming pools is popular in Reykjavik both by Icelanders and visitors. For more than 60 years swimming has been included in school curriculums so every Icelander is required by law to learn to swim.  There is a great number of high quality swimming pools in the capital area, mostly due to the wealth of geothermal heat. Most of the pools not located in geothermal areas are indoors. The number of open air pools is far greater and those can be found all over the country.  They are open year-round, regardless of weather.  Using open air swimming pools in Reykjavik and the capital area is a unique experience, particularly when the outside temperatures are a few degrees below zero.  There is nothing to beat a refreshing swim and relaxing dip in a hut pot - Hot tub in geothermal swimming pools all around Iceland.