Yesterday morning, the Reykjavik city council decided that from June 19th until August 21st, entrance fee will be abolished for children and teenagers up until the age of 18, mbl.is reports.
Reykjavik swimming pool. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.
In a statement, Mayor Jón Gnarr pointed out that this decision was made in concordance with the coalition agreement of the Best Party and the Democratic Alliance, where it was among the priorities. “A wet citizen is a happy citizen,” said Gnarr.
Reykjavik’s Committee for Sports and Leisure operates seven swimming pools: Árbaejarlaug, Breidholtslaug, Grafarvogslaug, Kjalarneslaug, Laugardalslaug, Sundhöll Reykjavíkur and Vesturbaejarlaug. Youngsters of all ages should therefore be able to enjoy a free soak in their local swimming pool.