Admission to the Secret Lagoon

All year
2 hours
2 years

The Secret Lagoon is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It was built in 1891 in a geothermal area near Flúðir. The pool was constructed in 1891, and Icelanders call it 'the old pool' or 'Gamla laugin'.

What makes this place special are the natural resources of warm water from three hot springs, Vaðmálahver, Básahver, and Litli Geysir (the latter is an active geyser that spouts every few minutes, showing off for the guests). These hot springs provide 100% of the water supply in the lagoon. The pool water flows continuously, and it takes only 24 hours for its complete replacement. Therefore the pool doesn't require any additional filtration or purification. It is naturally warm, clean, and rich in sulfur; it stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round.

Natural, simple, and unique for a truly Icelandic experience.


  • Enjoy the authentic settings, experience the natural beauty of Iceland
  • Enjoy the relaxing warmth of the water coming directly from the hot springs to the pool
  • Explore the walking path around the pool and safely watch the boiling, gushing hot springs surrounded by mossy rocks
  • Observe the ancient rustic building next to the pool that used to be the only changing facility 
  • Use the new facility, right next to the swimming pool with a Bistro that offers snacks and drinks
  • Showers in traditional Icelandic style

What's included

  • Admission to the pool with changing area, lockers, and showers

What's not included

  • Towels and slippers are available for rent


The pool was constructed in 1891 and is officially the oldest swimming pool in the country. Icelanders call it ‘the old pool’ or ‘gamla laugin’. In the year 1909, the first swimming lessons took place in the pool, which continued until it relocated to the new pool in Flúðir in 1947.  After this, the Secret Lagoon was forgotten for decades. Once its ownership changed hands, however, it underwent a renaissance. It has since been thoroughly renovated, although it maintains a natural charm and an air of rustic, fairytale mystery.

Spend time in this relaxing setting feeling your worries slip away. A natural hot spring feeds the lagoon with 38-39°C water that bubbles up from deep within the earth at a rate of 10 liters per second, constantly replenishing itself so that there is a steady supply of fresh, clean water in the pool at any given time, letting you rest as long as you need.  The area around the hot spring consists of mossy lava fields and geothermal hot spots, including a small geyser that erupts every 5 minutes or so, which can be seen from the pool. A path by the pool allows you to explore this area with ease. The steam that rises from the surrounding terrain gives the place its distinct and magical atmosphere.

Enjoy brand-new facilities at the Secret Lagoon, including changing rooms, showers, restrooms, a bar, and a bistro area. Situated in a remote location in Fluðir, the Secret Lagoon is just an hour away from Geysir, 1 hour and 20 minutes from Reykjavik, and 2 hours from Vik, making it a great destination on your trip to Iceland.

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FAQ & Important Information

The following is important information applicable to this tour. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us by email or phone; we are here to make your tour exceptional!

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Pick up:
Please note that transfer is not included in this tour. The Secret Lagoon is only a 90 minutes drive from downtown Reykjavík., located on Hvammsvegur, 845 Flúðir; please find the location on Google Maps.

All prices are per person. We accept payment by major credit and debit cards with no additional fees. Gratuities are not included.

What is the age limit at Secret Lagoon?
There is no age limit. However, the water temperature is unsafe for young children under three years old.  

What are the opening hours?

  • Winter season (from 1st of October to 31st of May) open daily from 10:00 to 19:00
  • Summer season (from 1st of June to 30th of September) Open daily from 10:00 to 20:00.
  • Restrictions may apply at certain times. These are reflected in the availability of open slots on those days as seen in the booking engine.

How deep is the pool?

The Secret Lagoon is only 2 – 3 feet deep (40 cm to 1 meter)

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