A fascinating world of hot water 

Opposite Akureyri, at the bottom of Eyjafjörður and below Vaðlaheiði you can find Skógarböðin / Forrest Lagoon. A unique bathing place that opened at the end of May 2022. The pool area consists of two warm pools that are a total of 500 m2 and can accommodate up to 200 guests at a time. The hot water comes from the Vaðlaheiði tunnel, just north of the baths, when the tunnel was being drilled in 2016, between Eyjafjörður and Fnjóskadalur, drillers found a hot water vein, which is now used for Skógarböðin. All design and experiences are exemplary in these new baths near Akureyri.

You can see the largest ski area in the country, Hlíðarfjall on the other side of the fjord

Forest Lagoon is opposite Akureyri, below Vaðlaheiði

The approach to the Forest Baths / Forrest Lagoon

Hot water, great experience

Great facilities, with a bar and of course a fantastic view

Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson

14/02/2023 : A7R III, A7C, RX1R II : FE 1.8/135mm GM, FE 1.8/20mm, 2.0/35mm Z