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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Grotta Lighthouse by using our Reykjavik online driving holiday planner .
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  • The view is amazing in the day. You can take a quick walk to see the surrounding area. During the winter months it is a good area where you can go and see the northern lights. It does get very cold, s...  more »
  • The walk here in the brisk winter wind was worth it. The lighthouse and the area surrounding it were spectacular. It is worth seeing. Don't let a lack of car stop you from going here. It's only about ...  more »
  • Peaceful, quiet, relaxing.... an unusually quiet place in Reykjavik! We loved it! Views out to sea, beach, and a quirky/unusual lighthouse. Would recommend!  more »
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  • Didn't expect to find a dark enough place so accessible from the city. There isn't much light pollution here less the cars when it's aurora season! Do be careful though as people driving in and out may just stop abruptly when the lights come out to play. Also the walk over to the lighthouse area is easier at low tides. Don't get stranded!
  • Absolutely magnificent view,need too be place ,slightly off centre Reykjavik but very grateful place to be
  • Good place to walk and relax on sunny days. Peace and quiet.
  • Lighthouse at the end of Peninsula. Perfect place for the sunsets.
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