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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If you have a car rental, Grotta is a great little trip out of the main downtown area. It's probably too far to walk, however. I have heard that in the winter time, you can see the northern lights!! more »
The closest and most ideal place to see the Northern Lights, when there is a grade 4 and above.. we were very luck, its dark enough and not too far away to drive out and see the lights if you are... more »
Windy and beautiful. You can drive fairly far out and part for free. There is also a great running/ biking trailer here so if you need to go for a jog, park here and run mindlessly for a few hours.
This is most definitely a beautiful experience. I would recommend going here when the sun is out. Its a lot more beautiful. The cool wind and the view of the mountains along the sea is absolutely stunning. Ill let the pictures speak for themselves.
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