I think that in many peoples minds this, along with a small grocery store next to it are the heart of the west-side (Vesturbær which encompasses the neighborhoods of 107 and a part of 101).
Kids come to play and the older generation to loosen up a little and get the blood moving.
It is also among many pools in Iceland that acts as a kind of community center as well. There is a long standing culture of hot-potting you see; with the older generation often coming every day at around a similar time early in the morning and often sitting till they get boiled chatting to their fellow community members.
Like all pools in Reykjavík there is also a steam bath included in the pool admission and a sauna you can pay extra for. It also has a small gym and a tanning bed both of which would be paid separately and might need booking.
The pool is an outdoor pool.
-open; Weekdays: 6:30 – 22:00
and on Weekends: 8:00 – 20:00
Both summer and winter.
Prices are 350 kr. (ISK) for a single entry for a grown up
100 kr. for children
450 kr. for the sauna
and 350 kr for rental of a towel or a bathing suit. Still maxing at 700 for rental of both and admission to pool and 800 for both and the sauna.
Here are also some suggested walking/running paths starting or ending in the pool (PDF)over 5 years ago