Reykjavík’s Empty Pools: Video

News Tagged with “Swimming Pools”

Icelanders Flock to Pools at Midnight

18 May After being closed since March 24, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, swimming pools in many parts of Iceland reopened at midnight to the delight of the nation.

From Laugardalslaug swimming pool.

Pools Stay Open, Keeping Us Afloat

17 Mar Residents of Reykjavík and vicinity woke up to the good news this morning that their swimming pools had reopened.

From Laugardalslaug swimming pool.

Will Swimming Pools Close due to COVID-19?

4 Mar “Sports activities in [Reykjavík] City are still operating normally, but there are preventive measures that could be taken.”

From Árbær Open Air Museum.

Essential Services During the Holidays

21 Dec Christmas is fast approaching, and you may be wondering what sort of services will be available in Reykjavík City during the holidays.

Reykjavik Energy have activated a contingency plan due to the long period of frost hitting Reykjavik. Pictured are the city's hot water tanks at Perlan.

Reykjavik's pools could close due to the frost

30 Jan 2019 Hot geothermal water consumption in Reykjavik is at an all time maximum due to locals turning up their radiators in the cold. The frost will continue over the next few days which means that Veitur, Reykjavik Energy, may have to close the city's swimming pools to save hot water.

The firsts guests at Guðlaug pool enjoying the warm waters.

New geothermal pool opened at Langisandur beach in Akranes

8 Dec 2018 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."

People relaxing at Akureyri swimming pool.

Swimming pools are Iceland's natural spas

1 Nov 2018 "Water is super good for us. I can see people going to the pool and the hot tubs and feel recharged afterwards. I think that our swimming pools are health spas, more and more people are experiencing the benefits of water," says swim coach Brynjólfur Björnsson.

A new outdoor pool at the Sundhöll swimming pool will open at the end of November.

Sundhöll swimming pool reopens end of November

27 Sep 2017 Fans of the old Sundhöll swimming pool in the city centre can rejoice at news that it's finally reopening with a new outdoor pool area at the end of November. This beautiful building has been closed to the public for renewal since the beginning of June.

Suðurbæjarlaug pool in Hafnarfjörður, a town next to Reykjavik.

Child saved from drowning in Hafnarfjörður pool

29 May 2017 A preschool age boy was spotted lying on the bottom of the adult pool at Hafnarfjörður swimming pool in Iceland yesterday.

Haukur Bergssteinsson has now made 1500 swims across the Nauthólsvík cove.

Eighty-year-old Icelander swears by cold ocean swims

12 Apr 2017 A group of people gathered this week to see Haukur Bergsteinsson swim to shore to celebrate his 1500th swim at Nauthólsvík beach in Reykjavik. Bergsteinsson turns 81 this year and swears by cold ocean swims for good health.

Laugardalslaug pool in Reykjavik.

Most of Iceland's pools are open during Easter

12 Apr 2017 Easter break is the perfect time to enjoy moments with the family and head to the pool.

Ocean swimming in the remote beauty of Iceland's West Fjords.

Icelandic swimwear inspired by the local swimming culture

27 Mar 2017 "Icelanders have had this long relationship with the magic and healing of water. Iceland's bathing culture is unique and is founded on our natural resources," says designer Erna Bergmann. Her new range of swimsuits, Swimslow, is based on a philosophy of sustainability and mindfulness.

Free soup available for all to wash their private parts.

Bizarre "Icelish" signs up at Reykjavik main swimming pool

8 Feb 2017 Someone didn't proofread new signs that have just been put up at the Laugardalur swimming pool, one of Reykjavik's largest and most popular pools. Soup, anyone?

Laugardalslaug geothermal swimming pool in Reykjavik.

Topless guests welcome in Reykjavik swimming pools

16 Jan 2017 Following news of a woman being shown out of a pool in the small town of Akranes in Iceland, the directors of the City of Reykjavik sports and recreation department have confirmed that guests of the city's swimming pool are welcome whether they wear a top or not as part of their swimwear ensemble.

Jaðarsbakkalaug swimming pool in  Akranes, South West Iceland.

Topless woman shown out of Iceland pool: Whatever happened to free the nipple?

16 Jan 2017 A student at the University of Iceland was told to leave the pool in the small town of Akranes on Saturday for swimming without a bikini top. Apparently the town of Akranes isn't quite with it on the Free the Nipple revolution that took place in Iceland two years ago.


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