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Grotta Lighthouse, Reykjavik

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Lighthouse · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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. 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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  • This is a nice area. We went during the day to see the lighthouse. It a good place close to town to watch for the northern lights. 
    This is a nice area. We went during the day to see the lighthouse. It a good place close to town to watch for the northern lights.  more »
  • I love lighthouses, being in a landlocked state (missouri), and this is a beautiful one. We drove the road from town as far as possible, then walked a short distance. Unable to walk to the... 
    I love lighthouses, being in a landlocked state (missouri), and this is a beautiful one. We drove the road from town as far as possible, then walked a short distance. Unable to walk to the...  more »
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  • Lovely place to visit, unfortunately there were 70mph wind gusts and horizontal snow and hail when we were here!! Great fun 😁
  • A Good Place for Borealis hunting! It‘s cold, make Sure you go out there with extra warm clothes or else you will freeze! Its 22:30 and still no sign of it coming out!

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