Grafarlaug Pool is one of Iceland’s secret geothermal gems. There are no signs directing to the location, and it is known only to a few informed individuals and the scarce locals.
Built in 1956 to serve the needs of the district’s workers, the pool’s water temperature reaches 28 degrees Celsius. The pool stretches 12 meters in length, with a maximum depth of 1.5 meters. Comprising three connected pools—two smaller ones and a longer, narrower one—the Grafarlaug Pool lacks hot tubs but features a dressing room. Entrance is free of charge.
How to Get There: Grafarlaug Pool is situated in Reykjadalur, in the Daelir Valley. Take Road 60 and look for an unmarked side road. From there, a 2-kilometer dirt trail leads to the pool.