Naked in the News – Land of Fire and Ice
It might surprise you to discover that nudity is perfectly legal in Iceland. Icelandic people perceive nudity as the natural state of the human body. Their attitude towards nudity is reflected throughout the country from their pool etiquette to their music and art as well as within the growing movement for equality.
Many of Iceland’s geothermal swimming pools have little to no chlorine so showering thoroughly is a requirement and is to be done in the buff. The pools require bottoms, but both men and women go topless. Pools and hot springs are a staple throughout Iceland. Even the most remote villages have one. While not advertised as nude, that does not mean you can’t enjoy a hot spring in your birthday suit, it’s just polite to ask others if they mind before stripping down.
Iceland is an excellent destination for connecting with nature. Icelandic traditions demonstrate their openness and acceptance of the human form and see it as something pure, innocent, and timeless. We at Bare Necessities hold these same values.LEARN MORE