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Oh Baby! October 2014 Photo Winner

By: Jessica
Last Updated: 07/06/2021
Posted in: General, Iceland, Contests
Brooke Simpson, daughter of Kyla, enjoys a little swim in the Hofsós pool.
Brooke Simpson, daughter of Kyla, enjoys a little swim in the Hofsós pool. There are many outdoor pools like this in Iceland with incredible views.

Congrats to our new Nordic Photo of the Month winner Kyla Haley Simpson from the United States! The reason we chose Kyla's picture is pretty self-explanatory...can we say cute overload? And how about that view from the pool? Wow.

The extreme popularity of outdoor swimming pools usually comes as a surprise for most first-time visitors to Iceland. But as well as these, there's also the chance to enjoy hot tubs, geothermal springs and locations like the Blue Lagoon.

So friends, always bring a swimsuit. More of our packing travel tips here

You can take a dip in a pool almost everywhere in Iceland: in the smallest of villages, on beaches, nestled in fjords, hidden in mountain valleys and other nearly secret places. Even inside a boat. Plus, it's a great way to meet locals of all ages.

Kyla and her family travelled on our Iceland Complete self-drive tour all around the Ring Road, which has a flexible itinerary for enjoying lots of pools along the route. The hillside pool in their photo can be found in the small north-western town of Hofsós.

The new winning picture will serve as our cover image on our Facebook page until next month. Will you be our next winner? 

Post by: Jessica

When not writing about Northern European tourist attractions, Jessica Bowe is busy daydreaming about her next trip or scouring Instagram for travel inspiration. Originally from Wisconsin (USA), she's lived in Iceland since 2008 and has since become fully immersed in Eurovision mania and Scandinavian coffee culture.

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