Laugardalslaug

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Laugardalslaug
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Building information
CityReykjavík, Iceland
Coordinates64°8′45″N 21°52′49″W / 64.14583°N 21.88028°W / 64.14583; -21.88028Coordinates: 64°8′45″N 21°52′49″W / 64.14583°N 21.88028°W / 64.14583; -21.88028
(Street address: Sundlaugarvegur 30, 105 Reykjavík)
Built1958–1968
(expanded 1981–1986 and 2002–2005)
Opened1 June 1968
Architect(s)Einar Sveinsson (1968), Jes Einar Þorsteinsson (1986)
Owner
ISL Reykjavik COA.svg
City of Reykjavík
Websitehttps://reykjavik.is/stadir/laugardalslaug
Pools
"Laugardalslaug - Almennar upplýsingar" [General information]. www.reykjavik.is (in Icelandic). City of Reykjavík. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)

Laugardalslaug (literally pool of Laugardalur) is a public thermal baths and swimming pool complex located in the Laugardalur district of Iceland's capital Reykjavík. With an indoor Olympic-size swimming pool, a 50-metre-long outdoor swimming pool, a 400 m2 playing pool, 8 hot pots of various temperatures, and a 17 m2 steam bath, it is the largest conventional swimming pool complex in Iceland. Receiving about 800 thousand visitors in 2010,[1] it is the most visited thermal baths in Iceland after the Blue Lagoon.

The baths are owned by the City of Reykjavík, and are operated by its Department of Sport and Leisure (ÍTR; Íþrótta- og tómstundasvið Reykjavíkur [is].)[2]

History[edit]

The complex was constructed at its current location in 1958–1968, designed by city architect Einar Sveinsson,[3] and was expanded in 1981–1986[4][5] by architect Jes Einar Þorsteinsson,[6] and again in 2002–2005.[7][8]

The hot springs of Laugardalur were mentioned by Þorkell Arngrímsson Vídalín [is] in 1672.[9][10] The springs were visited by Uno von Troil, Archbishop of Uppsala, on his journey to Iceland in 1772. He measured the water temperature at 89.4 °C.[11][10]

Pools[3][edit]

Pool Temperature Surface Volume Length Width Depth Lanes Opened
Indoor pool 28 °C 1,125 m2 2,500 m3 50 m 25 m 2 m 10 2005
Outdoor pool 28 °C 1,100 m2 1,000 m3 50 m 22 m 0.80–1.76 m 8 1968
Children's pool 29 °C 400 m2 320 m3 0.80 m 1968
Hot pot
Iðulaug
39 °C 30 m2 17 m3 1986
Seawater pot 39 °C 20 m2 15 m3 2007
Indoor hot pot 39 °C 9 m2 7 m3 2005
Hot pot 1 40 °C 7 m2 5.6 m3 1968
Hot pot 2 38 °C 7 m2 5.6 m3 1968
Hot pot 3 42 °C 7 m2 5.6 m3 1968
Hot pot 4 44 °C 7 m2 5.6 m3 1968
Wading pool
Diskur
32 °C 30 m2 3 m3 0.40 m 1968
Cold pot 6–8 °C 2 m2 2 m3

Photos[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mest greitt með Laugardalslaug" [Laugardalslaug most subsidised]. www.vb.is (in Icelandic). Reykjavík, Iceland: Viðskiptablaðið. 28 December 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  2. ^ "Departments". www.reykjavik.is. City of Reykjavík. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  3. ^ a b "Laugardalslaug - Almennar upplýsingar" [General information]. www.reykjavik.is (in Icelandic). City of Reykjavík. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  4. ^ "Bætt aðstaða við Laugardalslaug og skíðamiðstöð í Bláfjöllum" [Improved facilities at Laugardalslaug…]. Tímarit.is (in Icelandic). 68 (140). Reykjavík, Iceland: Morgunblaðið. 26 June 1981. p. 2. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  5. ^ "Nýja aðstaðan formlega tekin í notkun" [New facilities inaugurated]. Tímarit.is (in Icelandic). 72 (98). Reykjavík, Iceland: Morgunblaðið. 6 May 1986. p. 54. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  6. ^ "Jes Einar Þorsteinsson er nýr heiðursfélagi í AÍ" [Jes Einar Þorsteinsson becomes honorary member of the Association of Icelandic Architects ]. www.ai.is (in Icelandic). Arkitektafélag Íslands (Association of Icelandic Architects). 2 December 2013. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  7. ^ "Greiðir 158 millj. fyrir byggingarréttinn" [Pays 158 million crowns for construction rights]. www.mbl.is (in Icelandic). 90 (111). Reykjavík, Iceland: Morgunblaðið. 14 May 2002. p. 4. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  8. ^ "Ný 50 metra innilaug í Laugardal verður vígð um helgina" [New 50 metre indoor swimming pool in Laugardalur inaugurated this weekend]. www.mbl.is (in Icelandic). 92 (356). Reykjavík, Iceland: Morgunblaðið. 31 December 2004. p. 20. Retrieved 20 May 2019.CS1 maint: unrecognized language (link)
  9. ^ Vídalín, Þorkell A. (1672). "Thermæ Islandicæ Lögarnesenses". Thomæ Bartholini Acta medica et philosophica Hafniensia I. Copenhagen: 282–286.
  10. ^ a b Torfason, Helgi (22 February 1993). "Jarðhitakort af Íslandi. Jarðhiti á kortum 1613-III-NV, SA & SV. Greinargerð HeTo-93/01. Verknúmer 520 900" (PDF). Orkustofnun [is]. Retrieved 20 May 2019.
  11. ^ von Troil, Uno (1777). Bref rörande en resa till Island 1772. Uppsala.

Links[edit]

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