About Breiðholtslaug Pool

Breiðholtslaug Pool opened on January 17, 1981. The extension opened in 1991. The building is about 2,200 square meters.

Architects

Guðmundur Þór Pálsson and Hallur Kristvinsson

Master builder

Sveinbjörn Sigurðsson.

Year of construction

Opening Day, January 17, 1981. Extension 1991.

Building history

Construction of the indoor pool in Breiðholtslaug Pool began in 1976. The pool was originally built as a teaching pool for the schools in Breiðholt. For the first two years, only the indoor pool was in operation. The main pool opened in 1981. The residents of Breiðholt had limited access to the pool for the first few years, and it was initially called the Polytechnic Swimming Pool.

Building size: 2,237 m2 670 m2
Lot size: 4,080 m2 200

Main pool

Length: 25 m, width: 12.5 m Max depth: 1.80 m Min depth: 0.90 m
Surface area: 312.52 m2 Volume: 503 m3 Temperature: 29°C

Indoor children’s pool

Length: 12.5 m, width: 8 m Max depth: 0.90 m Min depth: 0.70 m
Surface area: 100 m2 Temperature: 32°C

Outdoor children’s pool

Length: 12.5 m, width: 8 m Max depth: 0.90 m Min depth: 0.70 m
Surface area: 100 m2 Temperature: 32°C

Wading pool

Length: 3 m, width: 4 m Max depth: 0.40 m Min depth: 0.30 m
Surface area: 12 m2 Temperature: 35-37°C

Hot tubs

Tub 1 Temperature: 38-40°C 4.5 m2 | 4.5 m3
Tub 2 Temperature: 41-44°C 4.5 m2 | 4.5 m3
Whirlpool bath Temperature: 39°C 9 m2 | 8.1 m3

Steam room

Steam room Women's: 12 m2 | Men's 12 m3

Sauna

Sauna Common to men and women - 34 m2

Playground equipment

  • Two water slides, height 6.30 m, length 25 and 30 meters.
  • The indoor pool has equipment for children, including water buckets hanging down from the ceiling.
  • The children’s pool has a “Wipeout” track when weather permits.

Directors since opening

Hallgrímur Jónsson 1981-1997
Gunnar Hauksson 1997-2004
Gísli Jóhann Jensson 2004-2010
Sólveig Valgeirsdóttir 2011-2018
Hafliði Páll Guðjónsson 2019-