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.
Photographs & text: Páll Stefánsson