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Quaint lighthouse with some fun trekking paths

Came up on this place while we were out just exploring. Beautiful ocean views, an fun little hill... read more

Reviewed September 17, 2018
Heber City, Utah
Nice views and history

Visiting in Feb the weather was quite cold and snowy but we still braved the walk from grindavik... read more

Reviewed February 10, 2018
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Bakkalag, Grindavik 240, Iceland
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

We had rented a car to drive the along the Reykjanes Peninsula and this was one the coolest spots we stopped at! We drove to the google maps location and were a bit confused because we were kind of in the middle of no where...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank jtbabi
Reviewed November 22, 2018

I arrived at this remote lighthouse in the light of the rising sun... The golden glow of Icelandic winter day bathed the dwelling and the land/sea around it. Felt so alone, yet so peaceful. Iceland offers this, a lot.

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed September 17, 2018

Came up on this place while we were out just exploring. Beautiful ocean views, an fun little hill to walk up, and very picturesque light house. Quite close to some BIG thermal vents and a place where you can stand on two tetonic plates just...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 23, 2018

My friend and I stayed at the Northern Lights Inn and rented bikes to adventure in Grindavik and find the lighthouse. It's also accessible on foot or by car. On the small road to the lighthouse, you'll find old shipwrecks that have been washed ashore...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank marjorieshah
Reviewed August 8, 2018 via mobile

You can walk or drive around a loop path that takes you past many shipwrecks and the lighthouse. Since it was chilly, we chose to drive around, but stopped and got out every so often to read a sign and get a closer look. It’s...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

The highlight for me was the Shipwreck. The lighthouse is probably the nicest lighthouse I saw on my trip in Iceland but then it is just a lighthouse. It is very windy and the lighthouse and shipwreck are maybe a 5-7 minute walk away which...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank AlexWorldTour
Reviewed February 10, 2018 via mobile

Visiting in Feb the weather was quite cold and snowy but we still braved the walk from grindavik around to the lighthouse and back it took us about 2 hours start to finish but we did stop at all the information boards around the trail...More

Date of experience: February 2018
1  Thank lynda h
Reviewed January 27, 2018

Quite a few of them dotted along this peninsula. Some look interesting some don’t. Unless you are a big time fan of lighthouses, not much more to say, apart from beautiful scenery should the weather permit.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Lynne P
Reviewed December 20, 2017

On a long (cold and windy) walk from the town you come to this lighthouse. It was very atmospheric, because of the weather, when you see so many nearby shipwrecks. I enjoyed the walk but you can get there by car too.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank luvtogo6
Reviewed December 2, 2017

This spot was recommended by our hotel. We get there at sunset and it was amazing. The road was poor, covered with snow and ice, but it was worth the effort. Wrap up in warm clothes, the wind can be really strong and cold. The...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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February 27, 2017|
Response from Peter R | Reviewed this property |
You can access the road to the lighthouse from the harbour. Drive time in total maybe about 30 minutes (thats with stops). The road condition was fine - you cant drive too fast though!
February 25, 2017|
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Response from Torontoniana | Reviewed this property |
I think it depends on the time of the year and the weather conditions. We were there in September and it rained every day, however, the driving conditions felt fine. For us, renting a car was definitely the right decision... More