Trip Planner:   Europe  /  Iceland  /  Capital Region  /  Reykjavik  /  Historic Sites  /  Grotta Lighthouse

Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik

(4.3/5 based on 300+ 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.
map
Create a full Reykjavik itinerary

Plan your trip to Reykjavik

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Reykjavik by other users

29 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA March, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM QATAR March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 32 days in Europe BY A USER FROM COSTA RICA March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 18 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM NETHERLANDS March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, outdoors, romantic, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland SEE PLAN April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: April, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 31 days in Europe BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Iceland SEE PLAN September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, outdoors, relaxing, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 11 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Iceland BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • This is only a short distance from the city center (a long walk), yet it feels as if you out in the country. A bicycle is the best way to explore the surrounding area. WATCH OUT FOR THE TIDES if you g...  more »
  • Though you can often see great Northern Lights right in the heart of Reykjavik, you can easily leave the city lights behind and drive just a few short minutes to the Lighthouse out in Seltjarnarnes to...  more »
  • We went on January 28th, out last night in Iceland, and it lived up to the hype from the tour guide one of my friends had earlier in the day. Dark enough to see the brightest lights we had seen in Ice...  more »