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Swimming pools are very popular in Iceland.swimming poolsSundlaugar areeru verymjög popularvinsælar oná IcelandÍslandi. There is a swimming pool in almost every single town, and there are seventeen swimming pools in or near Reykjavik. “it is”there isÞað er a swimming poolsundlaug iní “close to it”almostnæstum því “the each one”every single, each and everyhverjum einasta townbæ andog “it is”there areþað eru seventeensautján swimming poolssundlaugar iní oreða near, close tonálægt Reykjavík. Hot water is cheaper in Iceland, so it is cheaper to have swimming pools here than elsewhere in Europe.hotHeitt watervatn iser inexpensive, cheapódýrt oná IcelandÍslandi so, thereforesvo að itþað iser cheaperódýrara “to be with”to haveað vera með swimming poolssundlaugar herehérna thanen in other places, elsewhereannars staðar iní EuropeEvrópu.
At swimming facilities, there is one big swimming pool and also some hot tubs.inÍ Referring to the entire facilitiesswimming poolssundlaugum iser oneein bigstór Referring to just the pool itselfswimming poolsundlaug andog thensvo some, a fewnokkrir hot tubs, jacuzzisheitir pottar. It is possible to go to the swimming pool to swim,itÞað iser absolutely (intensifier), indeedalveg possiblehægt toað go swimmingfara í sund in order totil að swimsynda, but I never do that.buten Iég dogeri itþað neveraldrei. I go to the pools in order to lie in the hot tub and chat with my friends.IÉg go swimmingfer í sund in order totil að lieliggja iní the hot tubheita pottinum andog chatspjalla (chat) withvið friendsvini mymína. Everybody feels good when they're lying in heat, and when you feel good then it's easy to chat.itÞað feelslíður everyoneöllum good, wellvel to lieað liggja iní a heathita andog whenþegar one, you (impersonal)manni feelslíður good, wellvel thenþá iser easyauðvelt to chatað spjalla.
When you go swimming, you take a swimsuit and a towel with you.whenÞegar one, you (impersonal)maður goes to the swimming poolsfer í sund takestekur one, you (impersonal)maður withmeð oneselfsér swimming clothes, swimsuitsundföt andog a towelhandklæði. People usually don't wear shoespeopleFólk “are in”wearer usuallyvanalega (usually) notekki “are in”wearí shoesskóm. Before you go into the pool, you need to wash yourself without your swimsuit.beforeÁður en one, you (impersonal)maður goesfer into, iní the poollaugina needþarf one, you (impersonal)maður to washað þvo oneselfsér withoután swimming clothes, swimsuitssundfata. Many tourists find it to be very uncomfortable to have to be naked in the showers with other people.manyMörgum touriststúristum find it to be, feel it isfinnst verymjög uncomfortableóþægilegt (uncomfortable) to needað þurfa to beað vera nakednakinn iní a showersturtu withmeð otheröðru peoplefólki, but that's the way it is in Iceland.anden so, like thatþannig iser itþað oná IcelandÍslandi.
It costs about a thousand króna to go to the swimming pool,itÞað costskostar around, about, circasirka thousandþúsund the currency of Icelandkróna (Icelandic currency)krónur to go swimmingað fara í sund, it costs less if you go often.itþað costskostar lessminna ifef one, you (impersonal)maður goesfer oftenoft. I think it's totally worth it.I think, I find it to beMér finnst itþað completelyalveg worth itþess virði.