Thermal Bathing

  • The Local Pool

    From the pool you can watch anglers catch fish in one of the most exclusive salmon rivers in the country.

  • Nature Baths

    Take an afternoon drive to the neighboring Myvatn to dip into the magical Nature Baths.

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Phone: 473 1499 – 473 1331

The swimming pool is 3.5 km. from road 85 on the way to Bakkafjörður, 12 km. from central Vopnafjörður. The pool is on the banks of the Selá river which runs along a shallow ravine. It is a beautiful setting for a swimming pool, and ours  is famous for its surroundings. Just nearby is a hot water spring which has been used for many years for bathing. Today the spring waters are used to heat up the water in the swimming pool.

Access for handicapped people is good at the Selá pool. There is also a picnic area and a large sundeck, as well as a large hot tub and wading pool for children.

The swimming pool was build in Summer, 1949 by members of Einherja, a young men’s group in Vopnafjörður. They worked mostly as volunteers and it was opened in Summer, 1950. Repairs and improvements have been made and the pool is in good condition, and the surrounding area has always been well-kept. Until 1975 swimming lessons were held for two weeks with the students living in the poolhouse and it must have been quite a jolly time during the lessons.

Today swimming lessons are held here in the fall and spring.

Opening time Selárdalur Swimming pool:

Summer time (01 May - 31 August)

Weekday Monday - Friday: pm. 12:00 pm. 22:00.
July: Monday - Friday: pm. 10:00 - 22:00
On weekends Saturday - Sunday: pm. 12:00 pm. 22:00

Winter time (01 sept. - April 30)

Weekday Tuesday - Friday: pm. 14:00 pm. 18:00. (closed Mondays)
On weekends Saturday - Sundays: noon 12:00 pm. 16:00.

Photos: Nature Baths by Stig Nygaard (CC BY)


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