Swimming in Iceland - Swimming pools in Iceland
Swimming is popular in
Iceland both by Icelanders and visitors. For more than 60 years swimming
has been included in school curriculums so every Icelander is required
by law to learn to swim.
There is a great number of high quality swimming pools in Iceland,
mostly due to the wealth of geothermal heat. Most of the pools not located in geothermal areas are
indoors. The number of open air pools is far greater and
those can be found all over the country.
They are open year-round, regardless of weather.
Using open air swimming pools in Iceland is a unique
experience, particularly when the outside temperatures are a few
degrees below zero.