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Nauthólsvík geothermal beach

At the southern end of Öskjuhlíð at Nauthólsvík, on Nauthólsvegur road close to the Reykjavík Sailing Club, there’s an artificial geothermal beach of bright yellow sand where it’s possible to swim in a sea-water lagoon (the water temperature is generally 18–20°C), thanks to the addition of hundreds of gallons of geothermally heated sea water into the open-air pool next to the beach, where there are also two hotpots (30–35°C), one of which is built into the sand.