Swimming Pools

The swimming pool in Reykhólar is named Grettislaug named after Grettir the Strong.

Alongside the pool there is a campsite that is opened during summer.

Ghosts, trolls and sorcerers

To Icelanders the Strandir region is wrapped in an aura of mystery. According to lore it's not only home to ghosts, elves and trolls, but many thought witchcraft was rampant here, used for both good and evil.
Hotel Laugarholl is a peaceful and comfortable family-run country hotel located in the green and sparsely populated valley Bjarnarfjordur, perfectly situated for exploring the remote and beautiful wilderness of mysterious Strandir.

We have single, double and triple rooms with private or shared facilities, a cosy living room with free internet access and a restaurant with special emphasis on fresh and tasty homemade local food as well as global cuisine.

Next to the hotel you will find The Pool of Gvendur the good, a naturally warm geothermal outdoor swimming pool (32°C) and adjacent natural hot pool (42°C), perfect for relaxing after a long day on the road or hiking in the wilderness.

The camping site is open from 1. June - 1. September

From Reykjavik 258 km, from Stykkishólmur 190 km, from Ísafjörður 250 km, from Akureyri 360 km.

A beautiful outdoor pool which offers a spectacular view over the fjord. The pool is 16,5 x 8 meters, two hot pots and one small pool, sauna.

Gym with technogym facilities and a 900 m2 sport arena

Opening hours

Summer (May 15 - September 15).
Pool and gym:

Mondays - Fridays: 08:00-21:30
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00-18:00

Winter (September 15 - May 15).


Mondays - Thursdays: 08:00-09:00 og 16:00-21:00
Fridays: 08:00-09:00 og 16:00-19:30
Saturdays and Sundays: 11:00-15:00


Mondays - Thursdays: 07:00-21:00
Fridays: 07:00-19:30
Saturdays and Sundays: 10:00-15:00

Tálknafjörður swimming pool has to offer many activities. There is an 25 meter outdoor pool, two hot tubs, sauna, cold tub, baby pool and waterslide. There is also a lift for disabled people to assist in entering and exiting the pool. In the building you can find a gym.

Next to the swimming pool is the towns campsite, which is open from 1st of June - 1st of September. On the campsite you can find kitchen around the clock, outside barbecue, toilets and showers. There is also a washing machine and a dryer available for small price. Everybody is always welcome, there is coffee on the house.

Contact us:
Email: sundlaug@talknafjordur.is
Facebook homepage, please click here.

Winter openings:
Monday - Friday: 08:00-20:00
Saturday and Sunday: 11:00-14:00

Summer openings:
Every day: 09:00-21:00

Please note: We stop selling into the pool 30 minutes before closing. Kindly leave the pool 15 minutes before closing time.

Pool, hot tub, steam bath and wading pool in beautiful surroundings.

Summer opening hours: June 1st - August 31st.

Winter opening hours: Mondays and Wednesdays 10:00-21:00 and every other saturday at 10:30-15:30.

Camping ground open the whole year.

Swimming pool, hot tubs, sauna, gym and a sports hall.

The camping ground is open from May 1st - Sepember 30th.

Opening hours

Weekdays 06:00 -22:00

Weekends: 10:00-18:00