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Worth making the trip to Akranes

Akranes is not a very exciting town but the lighthouse on the peninsula is definitely worth... read more

Reviewed August 10, 2018
jmwills
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Toddington, United Kingdom
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Another cool lighthouse

There are many lighthouses in Iceland. This one is nothing that spectacular but worth a visit if... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Michael V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A charming lighthouse with a history! The owners have done a good job renovating this old lighthouse and they welcome you with proud and open arms.

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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank jmwills
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

There are many lighthouses in Iceland. This one is nothing that spectacular but worth a visit if you are in the area.

Thank Michael V
Reviewed July 30, 2018

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.

Thank Globetrotter045
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank PlatinumForeverDUS
Reviewed July 6, 2018

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

Thank County-Hunter
Reviewed July 3, 2018 via mobile

2 lighthouses! Pretty area a nice view from the top worth a stop but not a destination in itself. Can see it all in 10-15 minutes or so, free parking.

Thank bukagirl
Reviewed June 23, 2018

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

Thank aublelinda
Reviewed June 19, 2018 via mobile

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

Thank mrlukenik
Reviewed June 14, 2018 via mobile

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.

Thank Linda M
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