Nauthólsvík Beach to Reopen Monday

Vala Hafstað

Although swimming pools in Iceland reopened yesterday, Nauthólsvík geothermal beach, Reykjavík, remains closed, to the disappointment of sea swimmers.

Hjálmar Sveinsson, head of Reykjavík City’s Culture, Sports and Recreation Division, tells mbl.is that reopening the beach was postponed on the advice of the chief epidemiologist. “There was believed to be too much proximity between guests in the hot tub and in the locker rooms,” Hjálmar explains.

The good news is that the plan is to reopen the beach on Monday, May 25, although the hot tub may remain closed for some time. The reason is that, unlike hot tubs at swimming pools, this one has no chlorine in it.

Admission to the beach is free in the summer, May 15-August 15. For more information, see here.

Sea swimmers are not the only ones who have reason to look forward to Monday. That day, fitness centers are set to reopen, after having been closed since March 24. The same is true for bars and night clubs, which will be permitted to stay open until 11 pm. 

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