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Grotta Lighthouse

Seltjarnarnes | Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik 170, Iceland
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Came here to see the Northern lights

It is in the guide books as a good place to see the Northern lights - however it was FULL of other... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bath, United Kingdom

In December we were here but at the time it was closed. Just a short drive from the city center... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denver, Colorado
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  • Average11%
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“low tide” (19 reviews)
“light house” (17 reviews)
“northern lights” (108 reviews)
Seltjarnarnes | Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik 170, Iceland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

It is in the guide books as a good place to see the Northern lights - however it was FULL of other people with the same idea of sitting in their cars trying to keep warm, and somehow that means also keeping your headlights on!...More

Thank Bugonjug
Reviewed 1 week ago

In December we were here but at the time it was closed. Just a short drive from the city center and it was a beautiful drive along the way.

Thank Seetheworldnow1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the bus out and walked the last 15-20 minutes out to the lighthouse. We arrive 45 minutes before low tide. We wanted to be there for sunset, which correlated to low tide. Just lucky. The lighthouse and surrounding is a nice place to...More

Thank T P
Reviewed 1 week ago

A lot of people come here on a clear night so battling constant car headlights can be a challenge as well as running lights from cars running to keep passengers warn, The Northern Lights can be a little tough to see with just your eyes...More

Thank asiantraveler2017
Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not actually go to the lighthouse itself as this was cut off by the sea. WE did however come here twice and got fantastic views of the Northern Lights. Well worht a visit in the dark for spectacular views .

Thank Jared_Allen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The lighthouse is supposedly a popular place to see the aurora close to Reykjavík. As a result, there is way too much traffic with way to many ignorant drivers blinding the aurora watchers with their headlights.

Thank Peter v
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were blessed to see the Northern Lights there. It is just outside of town. Parking was a little of a challenge, but once parked, you can walk to vacant land right beside and look up at the sky.

Thank aha243
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see the lights as slightly away from bright city yet still easily accessible. Also nice for a brisk walk in the day and there is a small geothermal pool you can bathe your feet in at the back of the carpark

Thank Oram-Adams
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We drove there after 9pm and there were many people waiting for the Northern Lights. The place is about 12mins drive from Reykjavik so if you rent a car and are not going for any Northern Lights tour, this will be a good spot to...More

3  Thank PokoyoEinstein
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of those beautiful desolate spots that is nice day or night. At night it is a wonderful place to see the northern lights. In the day it is just one of those beautiful contemplative spots where you think the world ends.

Thank psandbliss
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Prisna P
12 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.
Prisna P
4 September 2017|
Response from Stephen C | Reviewed this property |
Lots of birds returning in mid to late March. There was a tide chart posted on the estuary when I was there.
5 August 2017|
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Response from Crystal M | Reviewed this property |
No it remains locked.