The Christmas Bath in the Atlantic Ocean

December 27, 2016 SiggaAnna
Sea swimmers

For most people taking a bath probably means a good, warm shower or soaking in warm water in a cozy bathtub. But there are some who choose a different kind of bathing and find it particularly refreshing in the winter time. Swimming in the sea has been an increasingly popular activity in Iceland in the last few years. Sea bathers take a dip in the Atlantic Ocean at temperatures as low as 0° Celsius.

After a bath in the sea it is customary to warm up the body again in the nearest sauna or hot tub. Alternating hot and cold baths has numerous health benefits and ardent sea swimmers will tell you how this contributes to their physical and mental well being - all year round.

Winter sea swimmers