Enjoy the Goodness of The OLDEST Natural Pool in Iceland

Enjoy the Goodness of The OLDEST Natural Pool in Iceland

Opening Hours

See you at the pool!

Opening Hours

See you at the pool!

Price List

Discover Your Secret

Pre-booking is highly appreciated. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a spot if you do not book in advance.

Adults

15 years old or older
kr. 3000
  •  

Children

14 years old or younger
Free
  •  

Seniors

67+ and people with disabilities
kr. 2200
  •  

Gift Cards

Great Idea for a gift
from 3000
  •  

Multi-pass

Great Idea for a gift
from 24000
  •  

Price List

Discover Your Secret

Pre-booking is highly appreciated. Due to high demand, we cannot guarantee a spot if you do not book in advance.

Adults

15 years old or older
kr. 3000
  •  

Children

14 years old or younger
Free
  •  

Seniors

67+ and people with disabilities
kr. 2200
  •  

Gift Cards

Great Idea for a gift
from 3000
  •  

Multi-pass

Great Idea for a gift
from 24000
  •  
  • Swimsuit rent 700 ISK
  • Towel rent 700 ISK

Secret Lagoon

The Secret Lagoon, known locally as Gamla Laugin, is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It was made in 1891 at Hverahólmi, a geothermal area near Flúðir.

What makes our place special are the rich natural resources of warm water coming from hot springs. 

Vaðmálahver, Básahver, or Litli Geysir (active geyser which spouts every few minutes, showing off for the guests), provide 100% of the water supply in the lagoon. 

The pool water flows continuously, and it takes only 24 hours to its complete replacement. Warm, clean, rich in sulfur, stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round.

Relaxing and healthy in any weather.

We have kept Secret Lagoon natural, simple, and unique for you so that you can get the true Icelandic experience.

Secret Lagoon

The Secret Lagoon, known locally as Gamla Laugin, is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It was made in 1891 at Hverahólmi, a geothermal area near Flúðir.

What makes our place special are the rich natural resources of warm water coming from hot springs. 

Vaðmálahver, Básahver, or Litli Geysir (active geyser which spouts every few minutes, showing off for the guests), provide 100% of the water supply in the lagoon. 

The pool water flows continuously, and it takes only 24 hours to its complete replacement. Warm, clean, rich in sulfur, stays at 38-40 Celsius all year round.

Relaxing and healthy in any weather.

We have kept Secret Lagoon natural, simple, and unique for you so that you can get the true Icelandic experience.

Gamla Laugin (Old Pool)
Secret Lagoon – History

Through the ages, it has been a tradition to bathe in warm water at Hverahólmi.In the old days, people also used it for washing clothes (in Vaðmálahver). Moreover, it was the site of the legislative body of the Flúðir community until 1894! In 1909, the first swimming lessons in Iceland were held at Gamla Laugin, and then every year until 1947.

From 1947, Gamla Laugin fell into many years of oblivion.

In 2005, the idea of giving the place a second life was born. It took several years to bring it back into use. The goal was to make it more comfortable, compared to the previous century, but still authentic.

Secret Lagoon happily celebrated its opening on the 7th of June 2014.

Gamla Laugin (Old Pool)
Secret Lagoon – History

Through the ages, it has been a tradition to bathe in warm water at Hverahólmi.In the old days, people also used it for washing clothes (in Básahver). Moreover, it was the site of the legislative body of the Flúðir community until 1894! In 1909, the first swimming lessons in Iceland were held at Gamla Laugin, and then every year until 1947.

From 1947, Gamla Laugin fell into many years of oblivion.

In 2005, the idea of giving the place a second life was born. It took several years to bring it back into use. The goal was to make it more comfortable, compared to the previous century, but still authentic.

Secret Lagoon happily celebrated its opening on the 7th of June 2014.

Geothermal Area

There are several hot springs around the Secret Lagoon, such as Vaðmálahver, Básahver, Litli Geysir.

Many small other spots with very hot water come out through the ground.

The walking path is built around the pool so that you can safely watch the boiling, gushing springs of water from it.

Geothermal Area

There are several hot springs around the Secret Lagoon, such as Vaðmálahver, Básahver, Litli Geysir.

Many small other spots with very hot water come out through the ground.

The walking path is built around the pool so that you can safely watch the boiling, gushing springs of water from it.

Facilities

Now you can enjoy the new facility, right next to the swimming pool. We kept the showers in traditional Icelandic style, separate for men and women. Our Bistro offers snacks and drinks, but please note that we do not serve warm meals.

Facilities

Now you can enjoy the new facility, right next to the swimming pool. We kept the showers in traditional Icelandic style, separate for men and women. Our Bistro offers snacks and drinks, but please note that we do not serve warm meals.

PLACE DEDICATION

We kept it unique for you

Secret Lagoon is dedicated to those who seek peace and relaxation of mind and body.

Men, women, children of all nations, orientations, and ages. For those who respect Icelandic customs, very important to the local community.

We take care of this wonderful place with full commitment and we are glad that at the Secret Lagoon you can meet nature in its purest form.

PLACE DEDICATION

We kept it unique for you

Secret Lagoon is dedicated to those who seek peace and relaxation of mind and body.

Men, women, children of all nations, orientations, and ages. For those who respect Icelandic customs, very important to the local community.

We take care of this wonderful place with full commitment and we are glad that at the Secret Lagoon you can meet nature in its purest form.