New geothermal pool opened at Langisandur beach in Akranes

The firsts guests at Guðlaug pool enjoying the warm waters.

The firsts guests at Guðlaug pool enjoying the warm waters. Photo/Myndsmiðjan

A new manmade hot geothermal pool was opened at Langisandur beach by the town of Akranes in West Iceland today. The pool is called Guðlaug, which is both a woman's name or can mean "the pool of god."

The view from the pool is magnificent, across the beach and bay over to Reykjavik. The idea behind the pool was from the puddles formed at low tide on the beach. It's open on Wednesdays and Fridays between 4- 8 pm and on weekends between 10 am to 2 pm. 

Photo/Myndsmiðjan

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