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Reykjavík Beach Among the Strangest in the World

Nauthólsvík, the thermal beach in Reykjavík, is considered one of the strangest beaches in the world by the online magazine Yahoo Travel, given that travelers might not expect to be able to bathe in heated water on a beach in Iceland.

From Nauthólsvík. Photo by Eygló Svala Arnarsdóttir.

“I think it’s rather funny and I’m wondering why the beach is considered so weird. We who live in Iceland don’t find it strange that we have to heat an entire area to get a beach for sunbathing,” Diljá Ásmundsdóttir, chairwoman of the Sports and Leisure Council of Reykjavík, told

“I’m very fond of Nauthólsvík and I want to work on continuing to develop the services there and even make it stranger. I suppose that’s the goal,” Ásmundsdóttir added, suggesting hot tubs constructed from piled rocks and turf and filled with heated seawater.

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