Costa del Nauthólsvík
The geothermal beach in Nauthólsvík was installed in 2000, where large seawall defenses close off a beautiful man-made lagoon. But the bay has been the main sea bathing place for Reykjavík since after the Second World War. During World War II, there was a large military camp there, as Reykjavík Airport is in the immediate vicinity. Nauthólsvík had facilities for seaplanes that were very important in the battles of the Atlantic. Today, there are few reminders of the war, but on the other hand, there are excellent facilities for sea swimming, which is growing in popularity among the city’s residents.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson
Reykjavík 09.07/2023 : RX1R II, A7C – 2.0/35mm Z, FE 1.8/20mm G