Iceland and The Shower Etiquette
- Good to Know
- 18 Oct 2021
Yes! We shower naked in Iceland. When visiting communal showering area Iceland requires you to bathe yourself properly and without your bathing suit before entering such pools or lagoons.
Welcome to Iceland!
We can understand the urge to submerge yourself in the rich and beautiful locations of Iceland.
This island is made up of many volcanoes and glaciers which results in some of the most incredible activities to do all year round, in all weather conditions. A favorite activity that is memorable and relaxing for travelers and locals is the geothermal pools, and heated swimming pools. Public pools can be found in almost every city or village in the country. One of the most iconic geothermal pools is Blue Lagoon, the next must-sees would be Secret Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, and more. However WARNING the wow factor happens to many nonnatives of Iceland before entering the water.
We shower naked in Iceland! When visiting communal showering areas Iceland requires you to bathe yourself properly and without your bathing suit before entering such pools or lagoons. This will mean nudity is not something to be ashamed of but expected. Water, hot and cold, is sacred to Icelanders. It’s one of the greatest natural resources. To share it with others you must be clean.
So strip down and submerge yourself in this beautiful culture Iceland has to offer.
Luckily for those who feel very uncomfortable with others seeing them naked – the majority of popular lagoons offer private shower stalls, including the Blue Lagoon, Sky Lagoon, and GeoSea. This luxury is very scarce though in public swimming pools.