Public swimming pools don’t sound amazing and are not recognized for their beauty. Not many know that these pools are worth the travel, time and dip by anyone. Here are the best we have heard from around the world.

Seljavallalaug Pool, Iceland

Located around an hour and a half drive away from Reykjavik, this unique pool is settled in the valley of the Eyjafjallajökull ice cap.  This 25-meter outdoor pool is one of the oldest swimming pools in Iceland as it was built in 1923. You will love the picturesque view surrounding the area. By the way, this is for free use although it has a reputation for being hard to find at the base of a valley near Seljavellir. It is a protected site and is cleaned and maintained by volunteers, making sure it is free from the ice after winter.

Bondi Icebergs Club, Australia

If you are traveling to Sydney, you will miss half of your life if you won’t stop and visit the world famous Bondi Beach. The clubhouse sits on top of the historic Icebergs Pool. Adjacent to it, you can do Bondi baths at the popular Bondi Beach has been open for more than 100 years. Today, people can swim in an ocean-fed, Olympic-sized pool where anyone can view dolphins and whales from the deck.

Széchenyi Thermal Bath, Hungary

The Széchenyi Thermal Bath in Budapest is the largest medicinal bath in Europe. The water supply is coming from two thermal springs that have a temperature of 74 °C (165 °F) and 77 °C (171 °F). The thermal water contains sulfate, calcium, magnesium, bicarbonate and a significant amount of fluoride acid and metaboric acid. These components are known to alleviate joint illnesses, chronic and sub-acute joint inflammations, as well as orthopedic and traumatological post-treatments.

Badeschiff, Berlin

The Badeschiff literally means "bathing ship" in English. It is a floating public pool in Berlin. This open-air swimming pool lets the citizens swim in a clean environment near the river with a stunning view of the city’s skyline.

Badeschiff, Berlin

Photo by Top10 Berlin