July 17, 2010, + 21° C (+ 70° F).
The wave of heat pushing people of Iceland into the North Atlantic :-)

Arctic beach

Usually empty parking lot

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Ylstrond parking

To get the idea about what’s hot and what’s cold in Iceland – compare two photos below. One – “‘regular” day and another – HOT day.

Ylstrond  at Nautholsvik

Normal day

Hot beach

Ylströnd í Nauthólsvík aka Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach

From www.visitreykjavik.is
Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach
In Iceland the sea is normally far too cold to tempt swimmers, but at Nautholsvik bay in Reykjavik, a thermal beach has been created, where natural hot water flows out into the sea, and you can frolic in the waves as if you were in the Mediterranean!

A beach of golden sand has been created and a “pool” has been enclosed nearby, where the water temperature is about 20ºC. Refreshments and various services are available at the beach.

Nautholsvik beach is open daily 10:00 to 20:00 from 16th May until 31st August.

Winter opening 2009: Mondays 17:00-19:00, Wednesdays 11:00-13:00 and 17:00-19:00 and Fridays 11:00 – 13:00. Free entrance to changing rooms, showers and ‘hot pot’ (hot tub). Refreshments available on site.

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