Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach, Reykjavik

4.3
#3 of 10 in Beaches in Iceland
Sit in the sun, swim, sail, or just unwind after a busy day at Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach. This beach on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean houses an artificial lagoon with large sea walls, where cold seawater and hot geothermal water combine. Try cold-water swimming, which is an Icelandic tradition that goes back to the age of settlement--but beware of hypothermia. The beach features a hot pot, steam bath, snack bar serving hot drinks and chocolate, and kids' playground. Amenities include changing rooms, toilets, showers, and towels and swimsuits you can rent. Dogs, bicycles, and any kind of vehicle traffic are not allowed on the beach. Using our international travel planner, Reykjavik attractions like Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • Quite surreal beach near Reykjavik, hot tub bathing area if you choose to pay entry fee, free to walk around.  more »
  • Beach with seawater lagoon (5* when we were there!), hot tub and steam room. Impressive Icelanders swam in the open sea with only socks, gloves and hats, no wetsuits, but the occasional woolen vest. B...  more »
  • Found this as we were just exploring and walking around. We had a nice walk through the woods from the perlan. Was great to see this man made attraction. Staff were lovely, and helped us out with dire...  more »
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  • Beautiful little find in Reykjavik it's far out from downtown (40minute walk) but the beach is clean he hot spot is clean and all the facilities are clean. It's free all summer June 15 - August 15 and after those dates it's only 600ISK. Very local scene, a lot of cold water swimmers.
  • Great experience. Free in the summer. Very pretty - very local. Towels rented for 600 kr. Several areas to swim/sit at different temperatures. Hot water pumped into man made lagoon in the ocean. Changing room with showers. No lockers.
  • Cool location for swimming. Closed for Easter holiday April 14 - May 1 2017. Still a nice place to see the "beach". Excellent walking/biking path in the area.
  • What a great beach to visit! Comes with a huge hot tub and tip top changing rooms and showers! Must see!
  • Coolest bath expierence I had in iceland! Hot pot next to a sandy beach with such a beautiful view!
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