When was Grótta lighthouse built?
Grótta was declared a nature reserve in 1974 due to its abundant birdlife. The lighthouse was built in 1897 and later, in 1947 there was another one built close by. In recent years it has become one of the most visited sites in Reykjavik area, being an amazing place for walking, biking or bird watching.
What time of year can you see the northern lights in Iceland?
The best time to see the aurora borealis in Iceland comes down to 2 factors: time of year and time of day. The best months are between October and March. The best time of day would be the hours around midnight.
Where is the best place to see northern lights?
These destinations will inspire even the most experienced aurora chaser.
Can you see the Northern Lights in Iceland in January?
Can you see the northern lights in Iceland in January? Yes! Visitors in January have an excellent chance of spotting these elusive lights. With fewer sunlight hours, there’s a greater chance to spot them.
How do you get to GRTTA lighthouse?
We suggest bus stop Ráðhúsið near City Hall or the Harpa bus stop, depending on where you are in the city. Take the bus to Lindargotu road (stop Hofgarðar). From there it’s about a five minute walk to the lighthouse.
Can you see the Northern Lights every night in Iceland?
Iceland is one of the best places in the world to see the aurora borealis, or northern lights. Here, at 65° N on the southern edge of the Arctic Circle, you can see auroras almost every night (and in warmer temperatures than other viewing locations in Scandinavia).
What is Reykjavik like in January?
Average temperature in Reykjavik in January ranges from -1 to +1°C (30-33 Fahrenheit). The temperature might fluctuate anywhere from -10 to +5°C. So, Iceland is definitely not as extremely cold as you might have imagined! Generally in the winter it does snow a lot here, especially in January and February.