Iceland's pool culture

Iceland's favourite leisure activity: soaking in a geothermally heated swimming ...

Iceland's favourite leisure activity: soaking in a geothermally heated swimming pool. Photo: Mbl.is

The New York Times recently published an article on Iceland's healing waters, featuring the numerous swimming pools all around the country. "These public pools, or sundlaugs, serve as the communal heart of Iceland, sacred places whose affordability and ubiquity are viewed as a kind of civil right. "

"The pool is Iceland’s social space: where families meet neighbours, where newcomers first receive welcome, where rivals can’t avoid one another."

Read the whole feature HERE and check out our pool listings on Iceland Monitor HERE. 

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