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A perfect spot to view the Aurora

We drive out here one evening in late September and parked our car waiting to view northern lights... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Great place to watch the sun go down ! Would recommend for walking, jogging, or biking. Beautiful... read more

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Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik 170, Iceland
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

1  Thank WendyB12
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went late in the day to see the sunset and was able to walk across a beach area to the lighthouse, as the tide was low. Beautiful, and not that many tourists, There were a lot of locals using the nearby hiking, bicycling path....More

1  Thank rocky22018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely little stop just beyond Reykjavik. The scenery was beautiful, make sure to pay attention to the tide times when visiting, we cut it a bit close and had a rising tide on our way in making it much more difficult to get back. Ovearll,...More

Thank abfarris
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

Pleasant views of the bay and port. Easy stroll around if the weather cooperates. Popular destination- rumor is that it also serves as a Reykjavík lovers lane.

Thank MaryandBobontheroad
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Interesting building, nice stopover, especially in the evening! We did a nice walk in the area and reached the lighthouse. The music inside is a bit weird as it sounds like ghost singing :)

Thank desito07
Reviewed 15 August 2018

Our Icelandic friend took us to walk around the Grotta Lighthouse area on an overcast and windy day... the place is approximately 10 minutes drive from downtown Reykjavik, and you can park nearby. Walking around the area is relaxing. On a clear day - and...More

2  Thank schmidtmg
Reviewed 7 August 2018

A vindy but sunny day, we did enjoy the wildflowers along the walk to the lighthouse as well as on the beach area. A pack of friendly horses in a nearby paddock added some extra icelandic touch..

Thank Botanova
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

You don't need to book a tour to see the Northern Lights, you can just come to the Grotta Lighthouse! Unfortunately, we didn't get to see the lights while we were there because of the clouds, but there were many cars there waiting with us,...More

Thank wenwensong
Reviewed 24 June 2018

A beautiful place to visit and relax quiet and friendly a photographers dream. Lots to capture Just wander around and relax Not overly expensive

Thank Malo1958
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Connie C
3 September 2018|
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 Louise M | 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 Louise M | 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.