The cost of going to the swimming pool in Iceland increased as of January 1, 2013. The Icelandic Confederation of Labor (ASÍ) conducted a price survey of the swimming pools in the 15 largest municipalities in Iceland, 12 of which raised their prices on single entry tickets at the beginning of the year and ten on annual passes.
The increase of the price of an annual pass was highest in Akureyri, 17 percent, mbl.is reports.
The cost of a single entry to the pool in the 15 municipalities surveyed is now an average of ISK 505 (USD 4, EUR 3.11).
In related news, Reykjavík City Council recently decided to offer the unemployed free access to the city’s swimming pools and libraries in 2013.
Reykjavík’s largest pool, Laugardalslaug, will be closed on March 8-9 due to renovations, as stated on the website of Reykjavík City Council.