Laugardalslaug, Reykjavik

4.6
Relax the way the Icelanders do, with a trip to a geothermal spa. Laugardalslaug features a series of outdoor pools of different temperatures, ranging from 36 to 44 C (97 to 111 F), as well as a larger pool for lane swimming. In addition to the pools, the park offers picnic and barbecue facilities, a soccer stadium, sports hall, botanical gardens, and a zoo. The gardens feature local trees, flowers and vegetables, and some tropical plants. Try the hot tub filled with heated salt water for a slightly different experience. Unwind in the steam and sauna rooms, or get some excitement racing down the waterslides. Popular with tourists and locals alike, a visit to the pools represents a very Icelandic experience. However, note that local ritual involves showering naked in public before swimming in the pool. For Laugardalslaug and beyond, use our Reykjavik road trip planning website to get the most from your Reykjavik vacation.
Create an itinerary including Laugardalslaug
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Laugardalslaug Reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5
1,141 reviews
Google
4.6
TripAdvisor
  • After being forced to cut our trip short, from 5 days to 1, due to the pending travel ban, we (family of 5 with 3 teenagers) were fortunate to make a quick stop at Laugardalslaug on our way back to...  more »
  • This large swimming complex is great for a swim or to relax in the hot pools (38-44 degrees) - there's a cold one too but I gave that a miss. Wonderful experience to be outdoors in minus air...  more »
Google
  • I love to spend my time here! The pool is outdoors and coming here at rainy day gives you unique experience. Just imagine siting in hot tub while rain is pouring on your face ;)
  • After falling from the bathtub in our hotel and barely walking, we came here to take in the beauty and the animals. It was a very emotional time after going through a painful divorce and feeling alone. The people are respectful and quiet but friendly. The animals are well taken care of. Bundle up and go!

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Reykjavik

See all ›
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
4.5
Duration: 8 hours
4.9
Duration: 3 hours

Side trips from Reykjavik

3.9
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.8
Duration: 1 hour

Hidden gems in Reykjavik

4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Reykjavik

See all ›
4.1
Duration: 30 minutes
3.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
4.0
Duration: 2 hours
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Reykjavik

See all ›
1.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 2 hours
5.0
Duration: 30 minutes

Nearby attractions in Reykjavik

4.9
Duration: 4 hours
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min