Nauthólsvík (Icelandic pronunciation: [ˈnœitˌhoulsˌviːk], "bull hill bay") is a Seaside resort and a small neighbourhood in Reykjavík, the capital city of Iceland, about 900 metres (3,000 ft) from Perlan. It has a beach with an artificial hot spring – hot water is pumped into a man-made lagoon.
The temperature of the ocean is usually about 12 to 16 °C (54 to 61 °F) during the summer and drops down to about −2 °C (28 °F) in the winter. The area inside the cove is usually a few degrees warmer than the ocean. The temperature of the hot tub is pretty consistent around 38.5 °C (101.3 °F) with the second hot tub being a lot cooler. The service centre also sells beverages and snacks.
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|Tuesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Wednesday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
|Thursday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
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|Sunday||10:00 AM – 8:00 PM|
Krzysztof Ślęzak | Nov 12, 2017
Friendly place with hot steam pool outside, especially recommended during cold months. For hot-loving there is wet sauna 45°C and for extreme-loving there's sea with temperature around 0°C. From steam bath or sauna you have to walk across the snow to the sea, but if you don't have special footwear, there is a tub with warm water inside the sea, so you can warm up your feet before and after swimming.
RachelC Warnes | Nov 21, 2017
Interesting mini-beach which forms a natural bowl with a seawall separating the beach from the sea (fjord). Has a hot spring fed spa pool on the beach and and foot spa pool in front of the building. Facilities and spabaths currently not open in winter months. Beach accessible year round. Is on the coastal path and close to the Perlan and Reykjavik airport.
Jef Cashless | Jan 23, 2018
Very beautiful view of the area, available and free parking. Just don't plan to take a dip in the winter.
David Davies | Mar 22, 2017
A clean and well maintained beach, but the real attraction is the geothermal hot bath and steam room. If you're a tourist and you have neoprene boots & gloves then be sure to take them with you as the tradition is to swim 100 lengths in the Atlantic and then submerge yourself into the hot bath. The boots & gloves are very important to protect your extremities from the cold and sharp rocks. If you're not used to sea swimming (please stay within your limits as the sea is not to be trifled with) then on the beach there's a lagoon that's both much closer to the hot tub and is a few welcome degrees warmer. Sit back, relax, soak up the social culture, and start a conversation. You'll find the locals are very friendly and welcoming.
A- conite | Dec 16, 2017
Amazing place! Beautiful sights, fresh air, hot bath, sauna and ocean in front of you :)
Katrín Magnúsdóttir | Apr 12, 2018
Really nice beach, the kids were happy to swim in the sea and they could warm up in the hot tub in between. The hot tup closes on weekends at 16:00.
James Lussman | May 28, 2018
We were there in May and it was pretty deserted. Probably much more popular in summer month(s). The steam baths looked nice and clean, as did the lockers. The main pool was also steamy and looked pleasant. The surrounding cliffs are both pretty and afford a great view of the water. Lots of walking and biking trails cross nearby so you can easily get there from the surrounding neighborhood or park in the big pay lot next to the park.
Robert Ben | May 10, 2018
A little paradise with golden sand,geothermal beach,close to ocean ,grass and rocks etc.You can enjoy hot tubs,steam bath,changing facilities with showers;sailing and sea swiming.Geothermal water and cold sea fuse together resulting high temperatures inside of lagoon...around 15-19°c in summer.Entrance is 600kr for adults and free for kids.You can rent towels,swimwear and eat in a cosy place.Definitely on of the most beautiful place in Reykjavik area.
Vladimir Barash | Jun 25, 2018
This is a wonderful place!! Free during the summer, you can switch between the hot tub, the lukewarm tub, and the cold ocean water (if you want something bracing). Tucked away so it was nice and quiet. High recommend.
Gino Sinigaglio | Jun 26, 2018
Amazing little spot in Iceland. Went in June and it had quite a few people there. Small hot springs with a beach and swimming spot, best part is the price - free! Iceland can get expensive so when you see a great little spot that is free you have to take a look.
Agus Martín | Jul 29, 2018
I was surprised Reykjavik could have a real beach. It is a small geothermal beach where you can have a bath even if outside is cold there you will find warm and relax. There are also steam sauna for free.It is where the locals go.
A &A | Aug 8, 2018
We didn't actually swim here, but passed by it while walking along the beach. It was a nice sunny day and the beach looked quite busy. There were people swimming in the ocean and the pools. All in all it looked very clean, we would have gone there if we had the time and our swimming suits.
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