The area around Húsavík is famous for its geothermal springs, often believed to have healing powers. Lie back and relax in one of Iceland’s natural or man-made spas, or take a dip in one of the local pools.
For centuries, the geothermal heat north of Húsavík has been known to residents, who have utilized it for bathing and washing. Drilling for hot water at Húsavíkurhöfði in the mid-20th century revealed water that turned out to be hot seawater, too rich in minerals to be suitable for heating houses.
Instead of letting this hot water go to waste, an old cheese barrel was installed at Húsavíkurhöfði. There, Húsavík residents could enjoy the health benefits of bathing in hot seawater. Those suffering from skin conditions such as psoriasis have found relief by bathing in the water, which is at an optimal temperature of 38°-39°C.
The water in the GeoSea sea baths comes from two drillholes, one located by the cheese barrel and the other by Húsavík harbor. There is no need to use any cleaning agents or equipment, as the steady flow of water from the drillholes, between the pools, over their edges and into the sea ensures that the water stays within the limits stipulated by health regulations.
The GeoSea sea baths enable you to enjoy nature in a unique manner. Thanks to the underground heat, the seawater in the baths is warm and comfortable and the mineral-rich water will caress your skin. While the warm sea works its miracles, you can enjoy the view of the mountain range to the west, Skjálfandi Bay beneath the cliffs and the Arctic Circle itself on the horizon.
From day of opening until 30. September
From 09:00 – 24:00
Guests are not able to enter the baths after 23:30.
1. October – 30. April
From 12:00 – 22:00
Guests are not able to enter the baths after 21:30.
Along with the geothermal spas, swimming pools in Iceland are very much a national pastime. Often set within idyllic surroundings, and usually with a hot bath on the side, they are a regular haunt for friends or family to spend time with one another. Húsavík swimming pool is no exception. It has a jacuzzi, hot tub and a special pool for kids with a slide over the summer months.
Summer opening: (10. June – 23. August)
Winter opening: (24. August- 9. June)
Monday-Thursday 6:45-9:30 og 14:30-21:00
Friday 6:45-09:30 og 14:30-19:00
The Húsavík Swimming Pool