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Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik

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Grotta Lighthouse is a popular recreational area and bird sanctuary, and a good spot for catching the northern lights. It also offers views over parts of the city and the whole bay. Cross a small, sandy bank to get to the lighthouse, but beware of the rising tide. If you come by car, you can wait for the aurora borealis in the little parking lot. On clear nights, the show may go on for hours, but you have to be patient waiting for it to start. The tourist-friendly facilities include restrooms and a bar. By using our Reykjavik itinerary builder, you can arrange your visit to Grotta Lighthouse and other attractions in Reykjavik.
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  • When to the site on a bus tour which stopped for a photo stop. The venue and site is a sea attraction; however, the visit was stolen by windsurfers. They were most daring and provided a great show and...  more »
  • We booked a whale watching tour on a ship. Going out of Reykjavik harbour and cruising out towards the bay you will come across this remote lighthouse. Very remote location. Looks like a standard ligh...  more »
  • We were recommended here by the hotel for a nice walk along the coastal path.It was quite a windy day but still manageable. You can also drive and park up close by which would be a better option and t...  more »