Reykjavik city authorities have decided to hold a ‘swimming vigil’ at the city’s biggest swimming pool, keeping it open non-stop for nearly a week.
The massively popular Laugardalslaug swimming pool will be open from 06.30 on 21st July until 22.30 on 26th July without break.
The cross-political Better Reykjavik committee came up with the idea of night swimming, and the proposal was enthusiastically accepted by the city council, Visir.is reports.
The cost of night time swimming will be ISK 1,000 (USD 8.12), which is higher than usual; but membership and discount cards will still be accepted.
Children younger than 16 will not be allowed to swim unaccompanied by an adult, in accordance with citywide rules, where a late night curfew is always in place for unaccompanied children.
Reykjavik City hopes guests will use the opportunity to enjoy the unique pleasure of swimming in the midnight sun. If the experiment goes well, it could become and annual event. Guests are reminded that the consumption of alcohol is never allowed in the pools, a statement reads.