Place of the week – Nauthólsvík in Reykjavík

Nauthólsvík is a very popular geothermal beach in Reykjavík.




Sea-swimming is surprisingly popular all year round, with people enjoying the use of the hot-tubs, steam-bath, and changing facilities and showers.




Cold-water swimming might sound crazy, especially in a country like Iceland, however this extreme activity dates all the way back to the age of settlement.




The sea temperature varies from around -1,9°C during the coldest months and around 17°C in the summertime. The temperature of the sea inside the lagoon itself is higher in the summer, averaging at between 15°- 19°C, due to the geothermal heating.

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