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Akranes is not a very exciting town but the lighthouse on the peninsula is definitely worth visiting. The man in the ticket office was lovely and the view from the top of the lighthouse worth the small (amazingly so for Iceland) fee.
The acoustics within...More
I didn’t climb up the new lighthouse for the view, because it was very clouded when I visited Akranes. Still it is a scenic spot at the end of a ugly industrial zone. Worth a 15 minutes stop if you are in the neighbourhood.
Akranes Lighthouse is a nice place to visit and to take some beautiful photos - but it is not really a romantic place as it is quite smelly in the neighborhood (harbour, industry) - therefore, if you are heading on the Route 1 north from...More
It cost only 300 ISK to visit and climb the new Akranes lighthouse which is taller than the old lighthouse that sits out on the rocks. But be advised that if you are driving out from Reykjavik, it will cost you 1,000 Isk to cross...More
My husband and I love lighthouses so decided to take this small side trip. The volunteers were really helpful and great to visit with.the lighthouse itself isn’t much. Entrance traps bugs so it was gross going in. Once inside there were posters about the lighthouse...More
I recently visited the Akranes lighthouse and enjoyed it very much. The entrance fee of 300kr seemed reasonable, paid in the office on the approach to the lighthouse.
Inside were a number of boards explaining the history and of the lighthouse in Icelandic, English, French...More
We visited the two lighthouses and took the stairs all the way to the top. The view is spectacular, and the inside acoustics are so great that we’ve named it The Singing Lighthouse! It’s definitely a “must see” if you’re in Iceland.