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Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik

Categories: Lighthouses, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
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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  • This is a cute light house, but I wouldn't have missed much by not seeing it. The light house is only acceessible at low tide and it was very breezy. We didn't walk out to it as it was a bit much on t...  read more »
  • Fantastic spot to see the northern lights over Reykjavik, but be careful for the tides as the lighthouse is only accessible during low tide. 
  • An easy drive or longish walk from the city centre, this feels like a nice break from the urban parts of reykyavik. With a low tide you can walk out to the island the lighthouse is on, though there is...  read more »
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