Geothermal Pools in Akureyri

Visiting Iceland, you’ll most likely know that the geothermal swimming pools are a very big thing here, and Akureyri of course is no different. In the town of Akureyri you’ll find two pools, the Akureyri Geothermal Pool and the Glerárlaug.

The Akureyri Geothermal Pool is one of the most popular attractions in Akureyri and is open all year round. The pool area features two 25m outdoor pools, pummelling water jets, water slides, a splashpool for the children, an indoor pool as well as four hot pots, a steam bath and a sauna. On top of that the pool area has an extensive space for sunbathing. All the pools are heated by natural geothermal water, with temperatures ranging from 27°C to 42°C in the hottest tubs. Right next door to the pool is a very popular family area, featuring a miniature golf course, a giant chess set and a playground for all to enjoy.

The Glerárlaug geothermal pool is a great option for those seeking an indoor pool or a little less crowd than can be expected at the bigger Akureyri Geothermal Pool. The outdoor area features two hot tubs, a children’s wading-pool as well as outdoor dressing rooms.

All in all, the swimming pools of Akureyri are among Iceland’s finest, and they’re always aiming higher, so make sure it’s one of your stops in Akureyri, as it really has something to offer to anyone – from top notch relaxation, to thrilling action and activities.

Geothermal Pools in Akureyri

Akureyri Geothermal Pool
Þingvallastræti 21, Akureyri / +354 461 4455
Open: Summer | Mon-Fri 6:45-21, Sat-Sun 8-19:30
Winter | Mon-Fri 6:45-21, Sat-Sun 9-18:30

Glerárlaug Geothermal Pool
Höfðahlíð, Akureyri / +354 462 1539
Open: Summer | Mon-Fri 6:45-18:30, Sat 9-12, Sun Closed
Winter | Mon-Fri 6:45-8 & 17:30-21, Sat 9-14:30, Sun 9-12

Hrísey Geothermal Pool
Austurvegi 5, Hrísey / +354 461 2255
Open: Summer | Mon-Fri 10:30-19:00, Sat-Sun 10:30-17
Winter | Tue 14-20, Wed 14-18, Thu 14-20, Fri 14-18, Sat 12-15, Sun-Mon Closed

Hrafnagil Geothermal Pool
Hrafnagilskóli, Akureyri / +354 464 8140
Open: Summer | Mon-Fri 6:30-21, Sat-Sun 10-20
Winter | Mon-Fri 6:30-21, Sat-Sun 10-17

Grímsey Pool
Grímsey / +354 461 3155
Open: Mon-Wed 20-21:30, Sat 14-16

Þelamörk Geothermal Pool
Þelamörk, Laugalandi / +354 462 4718
Open: Summer | Sun-Thu 11-22, Fri-Sat 10-22
Winter | Mon-Thu 17-22:30. Fri 17-20, Sat 10-19, Sun 10-22:30

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