It's a small thermal beach with (imported) white sand, sea swimming, thermal waters and hot pools. It's free to visit and has a really nice atmosphere.
Catch bus no 19 from town, or walk down the road between the Perlan and the airport.
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The stretch at the bottom of the hill that runs towards the man-made lake is where it all happens in Reykjavik. A couple of doors down from Café Rosenberg you can check your email at an old fashioned cyber café, and five doors further down is a great fish bar, where you can eat as much as you want for 2,400 knr (about £20) – the best deal in town. We found it cheaper to have a large meal rather than snacking.
Apart from the pay phone opposite Cafe Rosenberg there are no street pay phones. Daytime public phones can be found in the banks and post office when you turn left out of the cafe.
The café is just down from the tourist information office, near the S1 bus service. While at the tourist information office get your self a tourist pass, which gives you loads of benefits like free bus rides and free access to musuems etc.
Café Rosenberg: Laekjargata 2, 101;
tel: +534 551 8008;
Walk up to the Perlan for great city views. Then, go down the back side of the hill, past steaming hot springs and down to the hot beach (actually the water outlet from Perlan), then follow the path along the shore and round the back of the domestic airport. It's peaceful, shows you some 'real' Reykjavik as it goes past houses and is a nice way to spend a morning.
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