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Grotta Lighthouse

If you walk out here in the winter, as I did today, be prepared for a battering from the wind. The... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
St Albans, United Kingdom
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Perfect spot for Northern Lights

We took our rental car and got there early enough to park facing the north and were rewarded with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ellicott City, Maryland
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Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik 170, Iceland
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you walk out here in the winter, as I did today, be prepared for a battering from the wind. The benefit of this is that there is no one else around!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank colinjd61
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took our rental car and got there early enough to park facing the north and were rewarded with the best light show a few hours later. VERY COLD and WINDY here though!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DCtravels01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

convenient parking lot right before the sand bar walkway to the lighthouse island, with very useful tide timetable posted. amazing view of the ocean waves and one of the best spot in Reykjavik (well it is theoretically no part of Reykjavik...) to view the northern...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank ericainnyc
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got there at high tide so couldn't walk out to the lighthouse unless on very slippery rocks. I imagine the view at the tip would have been spectacular. Not a waste of time though. Very beautiful quick stop just 10 minutes outside of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank marrasan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took a taxi at 1600 to visit Grotta. I was the only person here at the moment. It was extremely windy as expected. And armed with an analogue camera, it was an hour beautifully spent. The only sound was the wind. Clear views of...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KdTsk
Reviewed 8 November 2018

It is beautiful here, very peaceful. Maybe I've been spoiled with so many beautiful places in Iceland, but this is nothing spectacular. If you have extra time in Iceland, go check it out, its very peaceful relaxing, however if you have a packed schedule and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Christine W
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Lots of other tourists all looking for the northern lights with their rental car headlights on full. Completely destroys the point of going somewhere "out-of-town" to escape the light pollution. I would recommend just leaving the city completely as you would have a much better...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Tom P
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Well....we did not go at night to see the northern lights nor could we get to the lighthouse because of the tide BUT if you fancy a good stroll looking out for any activity in the ocean and working up for your evening meal or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Notsakc
Reviewed 16 October 2018 via mobile

We drive out here one evening in late September and parked our car waiting to view northern lights. We had a fantastic experience and the lights were incredible! We went back our last night in the daylight so we could see the beach and lighthouse....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank loribob67
Reviewed 11 October 2018 via mobile

Great place to watch the sun go down ! Would recommend for walking, jogging, or biking. Beautiful spot !

Date of experience: October 2018
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3 September 2018|
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Response from TerraExplorator | Reviewed this property |
you do not need to worry about being stuck. there is a beautiful view from the parking area, just next to the lighthouse. I don't know where can you see the tide times, but we went there morning and evening and it was safe... More
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Response from B9180SWlouisem | Reviewed this property |
you can walk but it takes roughly an hour. there is also a bus you can catch - for example for the way back. make sure to chevk the weather because the walkway is very exposed to wind and rain.
13 September 2017|
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Response from B9180SWlouisem | Reviewed this property |
Sunset is between 8 and 9 pm and you will have the sun behind the lighthouse on the sea (perfect photo opportunity). Sunrise is between 5 and 6 am.