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Easter opening hours – the swimming pool edition

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    Hallgerður

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    Sunday, March 12, 2017

    We’ve covered the Easter opening hours for shops, restaurants and bars but we have to write about the opening hours for swimming pools all across the country, because what is Easter without a swimming pool?

    This comes as a bit of surprise for some people but almost everyone in Iceland over the age of 6 knows how to swim. We’re talking about 98% or something like that. We have to learn it at school and are told that we will never make it in life if we can’t navigate a swimming pool. And since no-one dreams of being a failure, everyone swims. And boy, do they swim.

    Kids love the swimming pools!

    Swimming pool in every town

    There’s at least one swimming pool in every single town in the country and some of the more popular ones are normally packed, especially before and after normal working hours. And even though we all know how to swim, that’s not the aim of the game in all cases. Some just visit the pools to meet people, soak in the hot tub and solve all of the world’s problems. Some actually do swim, while others use it as quality time with the family, with numerous trips down the slides. It’s also quite a good way to exhaust your kids, I might add.

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    So, it’s quite hardcore to visit a swimming pool in Iceland. Because of course we have some rules. You can’t just show up and dive right in. Oh, no. Once you’ve picked your pool you have to pay a small fee to get in. Just a few hundred ISK, so it’s budget friendly fun. Then you need to undress. Yep, get totally buck naked. If you feel self-conscious you can always cover yourself up with a towel. Then you shower – naked. And soap up real good because we don’t want any of your dirt in our pools. Then, and only then, you put on your swimsuit. I’ve written a whole blog about this because nothing annoys us Icelanders more than foreigners who skip the vital part of bathing in the nude. So, please read the blog before going swimming.

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    I hope i haven’t put you off swimming all together. If I haven’t, here are the opening hours. Have fun in the water!

    How about a soak in the hot tubs?

    The Capital Area

    Laugardalur in Reykjavík

    Maundy Thursday & Easter Monday: 08.00-22.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 10.00-18.00
    Holy Saturday: 08.00-20.00

    Vesturbær in Reykjavík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 10.00-18.00

    Árbær, Grafarvogur & Breiðholt in Reykjavík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 10.00-18.00

    The slides in the pool in Kópavogur are super fun.

    Sundhöll in Reykjavík

    Maundy Thursday & Easter Monday: 10.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 08.00-16.00

    Seltjarnarnes

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 08.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Álftanes

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Ásvallalaug & Suðurbæjarlaug in Hafnarfjörður

    Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 08.00-17.00
    Good Friday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 08.00-18.00

    Sundhöll in Hafnarfjörður

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    Kópavogur

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 08.00-18.00
    Good Friday: 10.00-18.00
    Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Versalalaug in Kópavogur

    Maundy Thursday & Holy Saturday: 08.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 10.00-18.00
    Easter Monday: CLOSED

    Ásgarður pool in Garðabær

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    Varmá Sports Center in Mosfellsbær

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-16.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Lágafell in Mosfellsbær

    Maundy Thursday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 08.00-19.00

    Laugaskarð swimming pool is pretty cool.

    The South

    Borg, Grímsnesi

    OPEN 11.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Hella

    OPEN 12.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Hvolsvöllur

    OPEN 10.00-17.00 ALL EASTER

    Höfn í Hornafirði

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Kirkjubæjarklaustur

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 11.00-20.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Laugarvatn

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday: 13.00-17.00
    Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: CLOSED

    Laugarvatn Fontana

    OPEN 11.00-22.00 ALL EASTER

    Laugaskarð, Hveragerði

    OPEN 10.00-17.30 ALL EASTER

    You can always go swimming if you want.

    Neslaug, Árnes

    OPEN 13.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Reykholt

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Monday: 14.00-188
    Holy Saturday: 10.00-18.00
    Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Secret Lagoon, Flúðir

    OPEN 11.00-20.00 ALL EASTER

    Skeiðalaug, Selfoss

    Maundy Thursday & Easter Monday: 18.00-22.00
    Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Sundhöll in Selfoss

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 10.00-18.00
    Holy Saturday: 09.00-19.00

    Stokkseyri

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-15.00
    Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Vestmannaeyjar

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Vík

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday: 10.00-19.00
    Easter Sunday: CLOSED
    Easter Monday: 13.00-19.00

    Þorlákshöfn

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Laugaland

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    The pool in Blönduós is awesome!

    The North

    Blönduós

    Maundy Thursday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 10.00-16.00
    Good Friday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 10.00-18.00

    Grenivík

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 15.00-19.00
    Holy Saturday: 10.00-19.00

    Húsavík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 14.00-18.00

    Hvammstangi

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-16.00
    Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Eyjafjarðarsveit Sports Center

    OPEN 10.00-20.00 ALL EASTER

    Laugar, Þingeyjarsveit

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 14.00-17.00

    Akureyri

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday & Easter Sunday: 09.00-19.00
    Easter Monday: 09.00-18.30

    Hrísey

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 13.00-16.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: 09.00-19.00

    Varmahlíð

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-15.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Þelamörk

    OPEN 11.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Dalvík

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    The East

    Nice selection of tubs in Egilsstaðir.

    Egilsstaðir

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Eskifjörður & Neskaupsstaður

    Maundy Thursday & Holy Saturday: 11.00-18.00
    Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 13.00-18.00

    Fáskrúðsfjörður, Seyðisfjörður & Stöðvarfjörður

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    The West

    Jaðarsbakka swimming pool in Akranes

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00

    Kjalarnes

    Maundy Thursday & Easter Monday: 11.00-15.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED
    Holy Saturday: 11.00-17.00

    Borgarnes

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-18.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Ólafsvík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Grundarfjörður, Hreppslaug in Skorradalur, Kleppjárnsreykir & Varmaland

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    Have fun in the pool in Akranes.

    The Westfjords

    Bolungarvík

    OPEN 10.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Flateyri

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday: 13.00-19.00
    Easter Sunday: 11.00-17.00
    Easter Monday: CLOSED

    Hótel Laugarhóll

    OPEN 08.00-18.00 ALL EASTER

    Patreksfjörður

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 10.00-15.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Suðureyri

    Maundy Thursday & Good Friday: 13.00-19.00
    Holy Satuday & Easter Sunday: 11.00-17.00
    Easter Monday: CLOSED

    Ísafjörður

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday: 10.00-18.00
    Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: 10.00-15.00

    Þingeyri

    Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday: 10.00-18.00
    Easter Sunday: 12.00-18.00
    Easter Monday: 12.00-16.00

    Reykjanes Peninsula

    Grindavík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-16.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Sandgerði & Garður

    Maundy Thursday & Holy Saturday: 10.00-16.00
    Good Friday, Easter Sunday & Easter Monday: CLOSED

    Water World in Keflavík

    Maundy Thursday, Holy Saturday & Easter Monday: 09.00-17.00
    Good Friday & Easter Sunday: CLOSED

    Njarðvík Sports Center

    CLOSED ALL EASTER

    Happy swimmer Easter!

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