Egilsstaðir swimming pool closed due to festival


Egilsstaðir swimming pool will be closed due to the Þorrablót festival which is held Friday 22 January. Due to the festival -which is by the way celebrated all over Iceland- the sporting center of Egilsstaðir will close it´s doors from Wednesday 19 January at 1:00PM and Héraðsþrek gym from 8:00PM.

Thursday 20 January at 1:00PM the thermal pool will close until Saturday 22 January when it will open again according to the usual opening hours.

Click here for more information about Egilsstaðir swimming pool.

Opening hours swimmingpools around Christmas

23 December (Þorláksmessa)
24 December (aðfangadagur) Christmas
25 December (jóladagur) Christmas
26 December (annar í jólum) Christmas

Between Christmas and New year most thermal pools are opened according to usual opening hours.

31 December, New Year´s Eve
1 January, New Year´s Day

Motivation reward by secretary of Commerce


From visir.is, translated by swimminginiceland.com:

To ensure the continues growth of health tourism in Iceland, the secretary of Commerce has decided to hand out two rewards to companies which stand out in this trade.

Each reward is one million kronurs. Read more (in Icelandic) at visir.is

Eyjafjarðarsveit swimminpool closed


The thermal pool at the sportingfacilities of Eyjafjarðarsveit will be closed from 22 – 28 November due to technical difficulties at Norðurorka.


Icelandic swimming championships 25 meter


This weekend the 25 meter Icelandic swimming championships are held in Laugardalslaug thermal pool. The first competitors started jumped in on Thursday 18:30 and the tournament will end Sunday night.

This is one of the most important competitions in Iceland and all of the best swimmers in Iceland take part. Please go to  www.sundsamband.is for more information.

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