Seljavallalaug is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. Since 1923, it has been nestled beneath the country’s most famous volcano, Eyjafjallajökull. This stunning spot in a valley is just about a 15-minute walk from the parking area and offers a memorable place to swim in Iceland. Just a few steps from the pool is a glacial river, providing a great opportunity to cool down before entering the thermal waters.

The Seljavallalaug thermal pool is located on the southern coast of Iceland, between rock massifs about 6 kilometers west of Skógafoss waterfall. From the Ring Road, turn here (GPS: 63.535282, -19.637809) onto Road No. 242 and continue straight for about 2.5 km. You will arrive at a parking area (GPS: 63.558912, -19.622305) from where you can reach Seljavallalaug via an easy 10-15 minute walk.