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Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik
(4.2/5 based on 280+ reviews on the web)
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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  • Perfect for viewing the sunset and walking/jogging/cycling along the coastal path. Interesting for photographers. 
  • We walked all along the coastline to get here on a cold but sunny day, and whilst it took a *little* longer than expected, I would say if you're into beautiful rugged coastline and dramatic seascapes,...  more »
  • The walk through the seaweed and rocks out to this stark lighthouse is great. The lighthouse and nearby accomodation have a wonderful feel. The view back toward the lights of Reykjavik was quite spect...  more »