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Grotta Lighthouse

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Address: | Seltjarnarnes, Reykjavik 170, Iceland
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Sunrise wander before flying out

Took an early walk to get photos of the lighthouse as the sun came up. Best photo was of an old local man who didn't speak English soaking in the footpath on the way to the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Took an early walk to get photos of the lighthouse as the sun came up. Best photo was of an old local man who didn't speak English soaking in the footpath on the way to the lighthouse.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great great location for the lights. It's s short drive from the city center but well worth it for a chance to see the northern lights

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took a drive and parked easily. It was low tide and a great opportunity for the kids to run around a bit; exploring the beaches, spotting a variety of bird species and racing around the lighthouse. A great option for something outdoors yet near to town.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is located the most eastern side of Reykjavik and the place to view Northern lights at Reykjavik where it is the darkest. Limited parking space and there is a path that you can walk all the way to the lighthouse. Unfortunately we couldn't see the Northern lights sue to bad weather and weak KP factor.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Read in a blog about this place for possible Northern Lights viewing, being closest to Reykjavik. Quite a number of people and cars around (actually not bad when going there in the middle of the night). And we got lucky as we were able to see the.

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Romford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is an amazing spot for seeing the northern lights, but get there early as it gets busy on a clear night. Don't forget to download the app for photos.

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County Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were told by a guide on a tour that this is one of best places to see the sunset in Iceland. We were lucky to have beautiful sunset(had to be there early because it was winter in Iceland!!)

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is only a short distance from the city center (a long walk), yet it feels as if you out in the country. A bicycle is the best way to explore the surrounding area. WATCH OUT FOR THE TIDES if you go out to the lighthouse.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though you can often see great Northern Lights right in the heart of Reykjavik, you can easily leave the city lights behind and drive just a few short minutes to the Lighthouse out in Seltjarnarnes to be surrounded by darkness. It's also a very pleasant and easy place to hike along the water during the day.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went on January 28th, out last night in Iceland, and it lived up to the hype from the tour guide one of my friends had earlier in the day. Dark enough to see the brightest lights we had seen in Iceland and only 15 minutes from our Hotel in Reykjavik!

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