Geothermal swimming pools
Icelanders love swimming pools. Our hot water is our gold and ever since we started using it to heat our houses and run it through the taps we have built swimming pools. Being a nation of sailors and fisherman it soon became important to teach people to swim. Swimming is a part of the physical education in the schools in Iceland and every little town has it's swimming pool. Hólar is no exception and the 12m long pool has nice warm water with a hot tub by the side. It's wonderful to relax in the pool after a hike in the hills.