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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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  • On New Year's Eve 2016, I went on a four-hour walk around the southern part of Reykjavik, finding myself finally on the Seltjarnarnes peninsula - a stunning nature reserve, filled with birds tough eno...  more »
  • We were staying in the centre of Reykjavik and got the number 11 bus which drops you about 5 minutes walk to the lighthouse. We went there two nights in a row to see the lights and were not disappoint...  more »
  • Wonderful place to go for a walk and enjoy nature. It's a natural park. With a lot of see birds and a really nice beach to walk. The silence make it perfect.  more »