Things to Do in Selfoss with Kids

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Things to Do in Selfoss with Kids

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  • Janice
    Glasgow481 contributions
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    Amazing watching the Geyser. Keep your camera/video on and wait for the eruption, happens every 5 to 10 minutes, it’s worth the wait.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • anotheraeolist
    New York City, NY42 contributions
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    Kerið Crater was one of our Golden Circle stops, and we had a really wonderful time visiting. The parking lot is quite busy and it's important to note that the 400 ISK entrance fee is per person, and not per car as I had originally thought. This was my only complaint as most natural attractions in Iceland are free and only charge a parking fee.

    Nevertheless, the trails are quite lovely and easy to follow. There is a trail around the rim at the top, and a staircase that leads you closer to the lake. Both are fairly undemanding and I would definitely recommend taking the staircase for better views of the lake. The crater is 6500 years old, which is absolutely incredible.
    Written 7 March 2024
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  • Johnnie S
    Leicester34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely little display with loads of interactive things to do. Had great fun using the exhibits to show how electricity is generated to my 6yo. Spent a happy hour here and can totally recommend. Plus, gratis coffee was a nice extra. The link to the website is broken ATM, but it's still open.
    Written 26 August 2023
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  • BrakiWorldTraveler
    Belgrade, Serbia17,797 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Contrary to famous Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, public pools like Sundholl are budget friendly, giving you similar treatment (in some aspects even more), if you don't mind ordinary tile pools surroundings instead of fancy lava stone around you.
    During our Iceland holiday we've visited both, Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon, as well Laugardalslaug in Reykjavik and Sundholl public pool here in Selfoss, so I can tell and will point out the differences.
    The first most obvious difference is the entry fee:
    - Blue Lagoon 80-100 $ pp depending on the time you visit, for the basic experience including entry fee, one drink and one face mask,
    - Sky Lagoon 50-60 $ for a basic entry - no drinks included nor rituals,
    - Laugardalslaug in Reykjavik and Sundholl in Selfoss 9$ (up to 15y and over 66 free, 16-17y 2$).

    The second obvious difference is in Blue Lagoon and Sky Lagoon you'll see around 95% tourists, while in public pools that percentage goes for locals.

    In all pools it is mandatory to take a wash and shower all naked (without your swimming suit). There're separate men and women areas and you rejoin your party after that in the pools.

    Speaking of Sundholl it's located in downtown Selfoss, a small southern town with almost nothing to do, so we didn't hesitate coming here.
    The complex consists of one smaller indoor and several outdoor pools.

    I suggest first going to a big swimming pool with lanes and temp around 28-29'C.
    For me this was very important as I could properly swim in hot water. Remember, in Lagoons you cannot swim, and it gets boring when you only sit and stare in hot water.
    Beside this pool, there's another shallow pool for kids with slides.
    There are several big hot tubs with temp ranging from 38 to 42'C and a cold dip of very few degrees (highly recommended).
    Besides all these, there's a very fair size steam room and sauna.

    I cannot attach any photos as it is forbidden to take your cell phone or camera into the pool area (you must leave them in the lockers), contrary to the Lagoons where everybody's taking pics.

    To conclude - Iceland public baths are a much better option if you don't mind the ordinary, people's scenery around you.
    This one in Selfoss is the best option to relax after all day out and before going out for dinner.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Resort677399
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What an amazing experience this was!!! They were able to accommodate a last minute booking for us and we were so happy they did despite the drizzly, cold weather. They equipped us with warm, waterproof jacket and pants and we enjoyed every minute of our hour long ride. The owner and our guide both taught us a great deal about Icelandic horses including their 5 gaits, and we even got to experience how smooth their unique tölt gait is during our ride. Our guide Hannah was so fun and helpful, and took photos of us at the beginning of our ride and at scenic points which we really appreciated. At the end of our trip the owner awaited us with coffee and cake to help warm us up. Everyone we interacted with was friendly, informative, and professional, the views were stunning, and we had a truly great experience. I hope to come back someday! Thank you!
    Written 30 September 2023
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  • Amanda L
    Rochester, UK11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An excellent day trip, our guide “Kevin” (because his real name was too hard to pronounce) was attentive, funny and made our trip even more enjoyable. We started with the glacier as the weather was due to turn, and he wanted us to see it without getting soaked. It was stunning, well worth the walk, although I would suggest if you have remotely slippery shoes, buy some grips. At times it was a bit of a struggle to find a non-slippery part of the path to walk on. Don’t let that put you off though...it was beeeeaauuutiful! Then on to black beach in Vik, followed by the two waterfalls (one of which featured in Game of Thrones) Walkways to the waterfalls was again quite slippery, sheet ice in places, but I genuinely didn’t see anybody fall, so as long as you take care, and have good grip on your shoes, it shouldn’t be a problem.
    Kevin, brought samples of Icelandic food and drink for us all, and then dropped us off back in Reykjavik as near to our Airbnb as he could. I would highly recommend this trip, it was 10 hours with an 8am pick up, and worth every penny.
    Written 6 February 2020
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