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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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  • My boyfriend and I decided to walk out to Grotta lighthouse from downtown Reykjavik on a clear evening to see the sunset. It took us around 40 minutes to walk there and once we were there the views di...  more »
  • We drove out here as our first experience with nature in Iceland- it's an easy 7-10 minute drive from the city center. The tide was out and we walked to the lighthouse along the beach. It's the end of...  more »
  • We had paid for a Northern Lights Tour but our tour bus either didn't come or left all 9 of us. The meeting location on our reservation was not the location they apparently were picking us up from. Lu...  more »