A visit to the Secret Lagoon in Iceland’s Golden Circle By Paul Johnson on Oct 06, 2022 in Attractions, Europe, Family Travel, Going Out, Iceland, Leisure Travel, Regions, Speciality Travel, Western Europe
The entrance to Iceland‘s Secret Lagoon is perhaps not the most inspiring – a car park followed by a long gravel approach – but don’t be put off because beyond lies one of Iceland’s most authentic bathing experiences: the Secret Lagoon.
To call it a secret nowadays is something of a misnomer. Located at Hverahólmi, a geothermal area near Flúðir, it’s far from secret and on the Golden Circle route.
It is known locally as “Gamla Laugin” which means “The Old Pool” – a much more fitting name given that this is the oldest swimming pool in Iceland. It was built in 1891 but the location had been used for
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