I too had read this and was apprehensive, utter tosh from my experience. There was a communal area too. Authentic, no but it is really fabulous. We came here at the end of our trip just before going to the airport would highly recommend this or do it at the start as its only 15 mins away from the airport. We did the hike up the Reykjadalur hot springs on our first day - which I would again highly recommend - so we didn't know how this would compare.
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Topless woman shown out of Iceland pool: Whatever happened to free the nipple? - Iceland Monitor
I turn to see a lovely young British woman smiling warmly at me. I nod and she begins to chat me up about the wait for the restroom, as if this were the most normal thing in the world. On the other side of me, a middle-aged Icelandic woman taps her foot in frustration. Some American is using the one bathroom in this locker room to change clothes. She rolls her eyes.
Welcome to Iceland - We'll Get You Naked
I have noticed that perceptions of sex and nudity in Iceland are a bit odd to some people. So I went out last night with a group of friends and was talking to an English friend of mine that suggested I should write a blog about how open Icelandic people are about sex. This said friend has been to Iceland a couple of times as well as pretty much everywhere else in the world and he was amused when he was there with myself and my Icelandic female friend and we had a conversation, in English so that he could understand, detailing our sex-lives. For me, being Icelandic and female, this is perfectly normal.
Only a group space which was already quite full of naked, soapy women. I was aware that we had to shower with the complimentary soap without our bathing suits. I saw the signs and read them and felt a bit queasy as I did. I was going to have to rub my private parts with my soapy hands and rinse them in front of other human beings, with whom I was not intimately acquainted.