Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik

4.4
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Grotta Lighthouse by using our Reykjavik online driving holiday planner .
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  • A lighthouse at an island only available by foot when the tide is low. Like an extremely small-scale Mount Saint Michel, but gorgeous in it's own. If you're lucky you can spot seals there, and if not ...  more »
  • Beautiful views of the ocean, nice little lighthouse and house there. A small walk along the beach to get there but it's lovely.  more »
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  • This is most definitely a beautiful experience. I would recommend going here when the sun is out. Its a lot more beautiful. The cool wind and the view of the mountains along the sea is absolutely stunning. Ill let the pictures speak for themselves.
  • Fantastic location for photographing the Northern lights. Use the light house to find your focus. If you want to avoid the car headlights for your long exposure shots, you can go down to beach level by climbing down the rocks.
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