Reason we like it: In our opinion, this is one of the most beautiful buildings in Iceland. The pool was designed by Reykjavík’s most accomplished architect, Guðjón Samúelsson, who also designed Hallgrímskirkja, the enormous concrete structure in whose shadow the pool sits. This indoor pool, with its almost gothic maze of locker rooms, has been the feature of more than a few works of art, including a remarkable photographic mural by Roni Horn.
Reason we don’t live here: The pool is indoors. While that makes sense in a cold, windswept country, we just feel it makes a little too much sense.
Typical Quote: I don’t care what you say, I like the French version of Three Men and a Baby much more than the American version.
Sundhöll Reykjavíkur, Barónstígur
250 ISK adults
110 ISK kids