Seljavallalaug is a 25 meter long pool tucked into beautiful valley between Lambaellsheiði and Raufarfellsheiði, near Seljavellir Farm under Eyjafjöll. The pool is one of the country’s oldest swimming pools and was first constructed by the local Youth Society with stones in 1923 and then with concrete a year later. Swimming lessons were given in the pool, as part of compulsory education in 1927. The pool is situated by a rock wall where the water from a natural hot spring seeps out of the rock and is collected in the pool. Building Seljavallalaugar pool was a truly remarkable feat that should not be forgotten. It is a testimony of the remarkable enthusiasm, energy and bold optimism of the young people in the beginning of the 20th century. It is a 15 – 20 minute hike to reach the pool from Seljavellir Farm.

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