Information about Seljavallalaug

Seljavallalaug is a protected outdoor pool in southern Iceland. Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons, photo by Johannes Martin.

Seljavallalaug is an outdoor swimming pool in South Iceland, roughly 10 km east of Ásólfsskáli.

The pool was built in 1923, making it one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland. Seljavallalaug is 10 m in width and 25 m in length. This made it the largest swimming pool in Iceland until 1936.

Swimming in the pool is free of charge, though swimmers are advised that doing so is at their own risk. 

The water is known to sometimes turn a strange green colour, in large part due to the algae that grows on the sides of the pool. The pool is cleaned once a year every summer. 

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