At Reykir farm, in Varmahlíð, there are two small pools named Grettislaug and Jarlslaug. Grettislaug is named after Grettir the Strong and Jarlslaug after Jon Eiriksson, the ‘Earl of Drangey’. According to the Icelandic Sagas, Grettir was the strongest man and an outlaw in the same time, who lived on Drangey island. According to the legend, he swam all the way from Drangey to the western shore of Skagafjordur and after he bathed in a hot spring. The temperature in the pools is around 39 °C but can vary dependent on weather. The pools has showers and changing facilities. GPS coordinates : 65.87986 -19.73886

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