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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  • After checking out Google maps and Trip Advisor, I woke up early to check out this area and lighthouse while my kids and wife slept in. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL and worth a visit. However, I would recomme...  more »
  • We did a nice little bike ride from the center of Reykjavik along the shore to the lighthouse Grotta and back, a total of about 15 km on straight and well-kept bike paths.
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  • Windy and beautiful. You can drive fairly far out and part for free. There is also a great running/ biking trailer here so if you need to go for a jog, park here and run mindlessly for a few hours.
  • 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.
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