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Borgarnes Swimming Pool or Krauma Baths

We plan to try out several different thermal bath areas during our trip including Myvatn, GeoSea, maybe Fontana. On our day of arrival in Iceland we are driving straight through to Borgarnes, seeing some of the nearby sights. But we'll want to make it an early evening since neither of us sleep well while traveling. Does anyone have first hand experience with the swimming pool complex in Borgarnes? Is it worth the extra drive to/from Krauma Baths or is the swimming pool complex in town a good bet to relax our plane-weary bodies? The pool is way less expensive and doesn't require a reservation, both of which are plusses.

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We try to go to as many lagoons/baths as possible on our trips. I have not been to the pool in Borgarnes or to Krauma, but take a look
At Hvammsvik which is nearby. That is our favorite commercial one in all of our trips!

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I was in Borgarnes last week but didn't make it to the swimming pool. Do get a meal at Englendingavík, a lovely restaurant in a B&B decorated with antique toys and housewares. Many of the staff are super outdoorsy and will excitedly recommend off-the-beaten path spots for you to scope out. Once you've finished your meal, dip out back off of their patio and walk along the beach - the views are beautiful.

My Icelandic friend tells me Krauma Baths are a local favorite and really, really interesting from a geothermal perspective. Admission's a bit punchy and I was going to the Sky Lagoon the next day, so I opted to just soak my feet in free Krosslaug instead. Hraunfossar (waterfall) is also right nearby and very lovely but not for swimming.

Enjoy! Such a fun area.