Akranes Lighthouse

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Akranes Lighthouse
4.5
Points of Interest & Landmarks • Lighthouses • Observation Decks & Towers
Monday
11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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JR6
3 contributions
Not accessible
Sep 2021
I really wanted to go up to the top of the lighthouse, but the stairs are extremely steep and narrow. If you can't climb stairs like that, it's probably not worth stopping here.
Written September 21, 2021
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DrMarkES
Rochester, MN469 contributions
Terrific Two Lighthouses
Aug 2021
There are two lighthouse out on the point of Akranes. One is newer and built for World War II. The other lighthouse is nice to walk to on the rocks.

The lighthouse caretaker was there to open the tall lighthouse and gave us an historic tour of the lighthouse and how the inside is great for music.

Wonderful place to visit!
Written August 24, 2021
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BogdanNeacsa
Reykjavik, Iceland89 contributions
Nice place to enjoy a sunset
May 2020
This place is very easy to reach if you are in Akranes area either via car or just walking / biking. Some nice views across the bay, is is a nice place to enjoy a sunset.
Written May 22, 2020
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Trav_LN_now
Crystal Lake, IL545 contributions
Great!
Mar 2020
The Akranes lighthouse was such a lovely surprise. There is a small fee to go into the lighthouse, but well worth it in our opinion. You pay at the visitors center, where a lovely man will tell you some history about the lighthouse. They have musicians perform in the lighthouse occasionally, and the acoustics are amazing! We took the stairs all the way to the top. Makes you appreciate the people who manned the lighthouses back in the day!
Written March 19, 2020
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SacandagaLakers
Hadley, NY22 contributions
A gem in a beautiful village
Jan 2020 • Couples
The lighthouse keeper is welcoming and enthusiastic about sharing his knowledge and the lighthouse with visitors. Climbing to the top provides a great view and an interesting demonstration of the acoustics within the tower. The guide clearly loves his work and interacting with visitors from around the world. He helped us to plan the rest of our day, including checking a northern lights website and suggesting a good viewing location back in Reykjavik.
Written February 1, 2020
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,423 contributions
Best background for the Northern Lights!
Oct 2019
Absolutely amazing spectacle of the Northern Lights from the Akranes Lighthouse. We visited Iceland in late October and when in Akranes, this was the perfect spot for enjoying this wonder of nature!
Written December 19, 2019
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Ethelred_3
Melbourne, Australia24 contributions
Excellent place
Nov 2019 • Friends
We were very lucky to be the first visitors of the day (Saturday morning, despite tripadvisor said it was closed..)
We had a private tour by the friendly guardian, who came to open the gate and went on accompanying us up to the top describing the “musical” features of the lighthouse, its history and the sights.
The unique construction of the lighthouse makes it perfect to propagate sounds and it’s used for in promptu concerts . Worth a try of your vocal cords!
Written November 30, 2019
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RonNeymann
19 contributions
Wonderful lighthouse
Nov 2019 • Couples
The guide was very kindly and enthusiastic👍🏼😊. In the lighthouse there is fantastic acoustics to here, and there are many musicians to try it.
Written November 29, 2019
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graham b
Tonbridge, UK54 contributions
SCENIC CLIMB UP LIGHTHOUSE
Oct 2019
After visting Krauma Spa we stopped at Akranes where there's a thermally heated beach (bit dull really) but two lovely lighthouses! The guy in the visitors centre was a real enthusiast and so for a modest entrance fee we were able to climb right to the top of the newest lighthouse and took some scenic shots.Makes a nice 30-45 min visit especially when the sun shines as its very photogenic.
Written November 7, 2019
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mydonna
Arlington, TX780 contributions
You'll get a few interesting pics here
Sep 2019
I always love a lighthouse stop. It was cold and windy (very) when we stopped so we didn't linger. Nice little stop though.
Written September 20, 2019
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