Seljavellir Thermal Pool, Iceland – A Photo Journal

This will be a pretty short post for today. I’m finally going back through my photos, re-editing some old favorites and finding new ones that I actually really like. And then getting sad because I want to go back already. Anyways, most of the following images are from the Seljavellir Thermal Pool in Iceland – one of those places that ended up being one of my favorites even though I had no idea it existed before we got there.

Iceland Road trip

The drive getting here was stunning – just beautiful, rugged, green hills; blue skies; and puffy, low hanging puffy clouds.

We pulled over multiple times between our first stop of the day and Seljavellir to snap some photos and admire the landscape.

The hike from the parking area to the thermal pool took about 15 to 20 minutes and was absolutely beautiful.

The hike is super easy and takes you past fields of black rocks surrounded by jagged, green mountains.

Once there, we spent an hour or so wandering around and soaking in the beauty. We didn’t have our swimsuits with us, but Seljavellir seemed like it would be a great place to enjoy a dip in a thermal pool. The pool itself was a smallish, rectangular structure, and to be honest a bit underwhelming, but who could complain when you’re next to a rushing stream, and beautiful mountains?

One of the great things about this place was there weren’t as many people here as there were at a lot of the other big destinations throughout Iceland. We didn’t realize how big of a deal that would be until about half way through our Iceland adventure.

Iceland Thermal Pool HIke

We really enjoyed the short amount of time we had here, and I still can’t get over just how spectacular this place was. There are almost no words to describe it.

See more of our journey through Iceland here, and also check out one of my other favorite places in Iceland – Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon!

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