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Selárlaug Swimming pool in Vopnafjörður

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Selárdalur Swimming Pool

Phone: 473 1499 – 473 1331

The swimming pool is 3.5 km. from road 85 on the way to Bakkafjörður, 12 km. from central Vopnafjörður. The pool is on the banks of the Selá river which runs along a shallow ravine. It is a beautiful setting for a swimming pool, and is famous for its surroundings. Just nearby is a hot water spring that has been used for many years for bathing. Today the spring waters are used to heat up the water in the swimming pool.

Access for handicapped people is good at the Selá pool. There is also a picnic area and a large sundeck, as well as a large hot tub and wading pool for children.

The swimming pool was built in Summer, 1949 by members of Einherja, a young men’s group in Vopnafjörður. They worked mostly as volunteers and it was opened in Summer, 1950. Repairs and improvements have been made and the pool is in good condition, and the surrounding area has always been well-kept. Until 1975, swimming lessons were held for two weeks with the students living in the pool house and it must have been quite a jolly time during the lessons.

Today, swimming lessons are held here in the fall and spring.

Opening hours Selárdalur Swimming pool: 

Summer (01 June - 31 August):
Monday - Friday: pm. 10:00 - 22:00
Saturday - Sunday: pm. 10:00 - 18:00

Winter (01 sept - May 31):
Monday - Friday: 14:00 - 19:00
Saturday - Sundays:12:00 - 18:00

Selárlaug Swimming pool in Vopnafjörður

Selárlaug Swimming pool in Vopnafjörður

Selárdalur Swimming PoolPhone: 473 1499 – 473 1331e-mail: info@vopnafjardarhreppur.isThe swimming pool is 3.5 km. from road 85 on the way to Bakkafjör
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