The first concrete swimming pool was constructed in Laugardalur in 1908, where hot water from nearby springs was pumped into the pool along with cold water from the Gvendarbrunnar wells.
Today there are 17 public swimming pools in the Reykjavik area of various sizes and types. Visiting the pools is a popular pastime so guests are often numerous.
The pools are usually used for swimming and thus have a temperature of around 28° C. Many swimming pools also have a warm wading pool for children along with hot tubs with a temperature of ca. 38 – 45° C. A steam room can be found at most pools.
The photo above is from the Laugardalur swimming pool, located ca. 650 metres from Hotel Cabin.