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Swimming in Thermal Pools

Akureyri Thermal Pool
Skólastígur 4
IS-600 Akureyri
Phone: (+354) 461-4455
E-mail: elin@akureyri.is

Opening hours:
Summer (4 June - 27 August): 
Weekdays: 6.45-21.00
Saturdays: 8.00-21.00
Sundays: 8.00-19.30

Winter (28th August - 3rd June): 
Weekdays: 6.45-21.00
Saturdays and Sundays: 9.00-19.00

Easter: Holy (Maundy) Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday: 9.00 - 19.00, Easter Monday: 9.00 - 18.30
Christmas and New Year (2021): 23 Dec. 6.45-18.00, 24 Dec. 6.45-12.00, 25 Dec closed, 26 Dec 11.00-19.00, 27-30 Dec regular opening hours, 31 Dec 6.45-12.00,  1 Jan closed
Other Public holidays: The First Day of Summer: open 9.00 - 19.00 Ascension Day: open 9.00-19:00. Pentecost and 2nd day of Pentecost: open 9.00-18.30. August Bank Holiday: 8.00-19.30.
Note that the pool is closed on 1 May and 17 June.

The Akureyri Swimming Pool is one of the most popular attractions in Akureyri.  It is open all year round. The pool area includes two 25m outdoor pools, pummeling water jets, water slides, splashpool, an indoor pool, four hot pots, steam bath and an extensive area for sunbathing. All the pools are heated by natural geothermal water.Temps range from a pleasant 27°C to the hottest hot pot, 42°C. The whole facility is maintained to a high standard. In summer 2018 a new hot tub, paddle pool and sunbathing area will open. Additionally a new playground area for kids will open at the Swimming Pool Garden.

Akureyri swimming pool is one of Iceland's finest. The development of the site is on going with the aim to make it better than ever before for people of all ages. Whether you are a local enjoying the social swimming pool culture of Akureyri or a tourist looking to unwind,  Akureyri swimming pool can offer everyone, young and old a space to have fun and relax. The pool has excellent disabled facilities and accessibility. 

To get there: 10 minutes walk from the center. By bus: Bus number 1,2 or 4, go out by Hótel Edda (Menntaskólinn á Akureyri). 

Find here price list and extra information.

Glerárlaug Thermal Pool (indoor)
IS-600 Akureyri
Phone: (+354) 462 1539 / (+354) 898 7326
E-mail: elin@akureyri.is

The swimming pool "Glerárlaug" is a great indoors pool that is used for teaching children and youth to swim in addition to other qualities that indoors pools have. In the outdoor area of the pool there are two geothermal hot tubs, a children's wading-pool and outdoor dressing rooms.

Opening hours:
Winter: (21 August - 31 May):
Weekdays: 6.45 - 8.00 and 17.30-21.00
Saturdays 9.00-14.30
Sundays 09.00-12.00.
Note that winter 30.8 2022 to 31.5 2023 the pool will be open weekdays 18.00-19.30 and closed weekends.

Summer: (1 June - 29 August): Closed

Easter: Holy (Maundy) & Saturday 9.00 - 14.30, closed Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday
Christmas and New Year (2021): 23 Dec. 9.00-13.00, 24 Dec. 6.45-11.00, 25 - 26 Dec closed, 27-30 Dec regular opening hours, 31 Dec 6.45-11.00, 1 Jan closed
Other Public holidays: The First Day of Summer and Ascension Day: open 9.00 - 14.30. Closed 1st May, Pentecost and 2nd day of Pentecost. 

Hrísey Island Thermal Pool
Austurvegi 5
Phone: (+354) 461 2255
A newly swimming pool (outdoor which is 12.5 x 6 m), plus a special pool for children and a hot tub. The pool is approx +30-32°C and the hot tub +38-40°C. In addition there is a cold tub which is only +11°C , only open during summer. Swimming clothes and bath towels can be rented on site. Sun-loungers are available by the pool free of charge during summer.

Opening hours:
Winter (22 August - 7 June):  
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 15.00-19.00
Fridays 15.00-18.00
Saturdays and Sundays 13.00-16.00
Mondays closed. 

Summer (8 June - 22 August):  
Monday to Friday: 10.30 - 19.00
Saturday & Sunday: 10.30-17.00

Public Holidays: 
Closed on 1st of May, 17th of June.
Christmas &New Year (2021): 23 -27 Dec closed, 28 - 30 Dec 15.00-19.00, 31 Dec-1 Jan closed. 
Easter: Open Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Saturday, Easter Sunday and Easter Monday from 13.00-16.00. 
August Bank Holiday open 10.30-17.00 
Same prices as in the geothermal pool in Akureyri.

Grímsey Island Pool

IS-611 Grímsey
Phone: (+354) 461 3155
Indoor pool (12.5 x 6 m) and a hot tub. 

Opening hours:
Weekdays 17.00 - 18.15
Closed Sundays and Saturdays
Also see advert in the shop in Grímsey or call +354 897 3123

The Grímsey Pool is a inndoor pole 12.5 x 6 m) with a hot whirlpool, no extra fasilities for disabled.

Same prices as in the geothermal pool in Akureyri.