Enjoy Reykjavík's central green space
Laugardalur, or "Hot Springs Valley", is a recreational area in Reykjavik, just a few kilometres east of the city centre in the quiet, family-centric 104 postal code. This area was the city’s main source of geothermally-heated water until the 1930’s and served as a large public laundry centre in the old days before waterworks were established.
Today Laugardalur is still a great place to wash up, as it contains Reykjavik’s largest swimming facility, Laugardalslaug, with an expansive outdoor thermal pool (popular even in winter) with a spiraling water slide, kiddie pool, hot tubs and steam bath.
This area is a popular hub for families as it also contains a large sporting complex surrounded by a green, tree-lined park with numerous paths for walkers and joggers, a lovely botanical garden and the Reykjavík Family Park & Zoo, where visitors can pet Icelandic farm animals and see some of Iceland’s wildlife, like seals and foxes.View Reykjavik capital area