Information about Reykjanesviti Light House

The Reykjanes Lighthouse

Reykjanesvíti is the oldest lighthouse in Iceland, located on the tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula.

History of Reykjanesvíti Lighthouse

Reykjanesvíti lighthouse was first build in 1878, although it was damaged beyond repair just eight years later following a major earthquake. The current building was raised in 1929 and has remained little-changed since.

Due to the erosion of the cliff on which it stands, however, it is expected that a new building will be needed in the next few years.

Sites near Reykjanesvíti Lighthouse

Reykjanesviti is within sight of the geothermal area Gunnuhver, which holds the largest mud pot in Iceland. This area has a fascinating folklore, said to be the eternal prison of a ghost who terrorised the Reykjanes Peninsula.

As the lighthouse is on the tip of this Peninsula, it is close to the Blue Lagoon, a world-famous spa and treatment centre. It is also near to the Bridge Between the Continents, where visitors can walk from North America to Eurasia, and learn about the tectonic plates that divide Iceland.

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Attractions nearby Reykjanesviti Light House

Gunnuhver

Gunnuhver is the name of an impressive and colourful geothermal field of various mud pools and fumaroles in the southwest part of the Reykjanes Peni...

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Búri

Buri, in the Leitahraun lava field on the Reykjanes peninsula, is widely considered to be the most spectacular lava tube in Iceland. This lava tube w...

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Sandvík & Continental Bridge

Sandvik, by the southwest tip of the Reykjanes peninsula, is a popular destination for travellers, best known for its continental bridge. The Reykjan...

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Brimketill lava rock pool

Brimketill is a coastal rock pool on the Reykjanes Peninsula, renowned for its differing beauty between the seasons and its folklore. Folklore at B...

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Bridge Between Continents

The Bridge Between Continents (Miðlína) is an attraction found on Reykjanes peninsula, not far from Keflavík international airport. ...

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Hópsnes

Hopsnes (a.k.a. Thorkotlustadanes) is a small peninsula in Grindavik in Southwest Iceland. Many ships have stranded at Hopsnes and can be seen from t...

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Grindavík

Grindavík is a fishing town on the southern side of Reykjanes Peninsula. It has a population of approximately 3,300 people. Industry and Cul...

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Eldey

Eldey is a small island southwest of the tip of Reykjanes, and situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge (see continental drift). Another island was formed f...

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Blue Lagoon

The Blue Lagoon is a geothermal spa found on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwest Iceland. It is the most popular attraction in Iceland drawing...

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Svartsengi

  The Svartsengi Power Station is a geothermal powerstation on the Reykjanes peninsula. Its energy, as of 2007, measures at 76.5 MW, with abou...

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Miðnesheiði

Miðnesheiði is a heath on the Reykjanes peninsula. Keflavik airport is located on this heath, as well as the abandoned American military base....

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Eldvörp

  Eldvorp is a crater row of scoria and spatter cones located northwest of Grindavik on the Reykjanes peninsula in Southwest Iceland. The area...

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Bridge Between Continents

Wikimedia, Creative Commons, Photo by Chris 73 The Bridge Between the Continents is a bridge on the Reykjanes Peninsula that connects the North Ameri...

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Hvalneskirkja

  Hvalneskirkja is a beautiful stone church in Hvalnes on the Reykjanes peninsula, built in the years 1886-87. The church's altarpiece is ...

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Njarðvík

Credit: Wikimedia, Creative Commons. Photo by Marek Slusarczyk. Njarðvík is a town located on the Reykjanes Peninsula in the southwestern ...

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Reykjanes

Reykjanes is a peninsula in south-west Iceland, characterised by immense lava fields, volcanoes and heightened geothermal activity.   Volcani...

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Keflavik International Airport

Keflavík International Airport (KEF) is Iceland’s only international airport and the port of arrival for the vast majority of visitors ...

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Keflavík

Keflavík (meaning ‘Driftwood Bay’) is a town in southwest Iceland, positioned along the Reykjanes coast, 47 kilometres (29 miles ...

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Selatangar

Photo from: The Ruins of Selatangar.  Selatangar is the ruins of a coastal fishing station in Iceland. It can be found in the south of the Reyk...

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Sandgerði

  Sandgerdi is a village on the Reykjanes peninsula, covering the western shore of Midnes to the northernmost part of the peninsula, Gardskagi. ...

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Tours near Reykjanesviti Light House

Reykjanes Tour in Small Group | Optional Drop Off at the Blue Lagoon or Keflavik Airport

Enjoy the many geological marvels and geothermal wonders that reside on the Reykjanes Peninsula.......

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Reykjavik to Keflavik Airport | Sightseeing Reykjanes Before Departure

Make the most of your final hours in Iceland with this sightseeing tour from Reykjavík to......

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Reykjavik City Helicopter Tour with Mountain Top Landing

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The 'Hour of Power' | Volcanic Helicopter Tour

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Private 3-Day Tour of Iceland's Highlights | Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon & South Coast

Join this spectacular 3-day tour where you'll visit the best of Iceland; The Blue Lagoon, The......

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Reykjanes Peninsula and the Continental Rift with a Local Guide

Explore Reykjanes, a true pearl of Icelandic nature. Iceland has a lot to offer, both in nature......

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3-Day Private Tour of Iceland | Northern Lights, Golden Circle, Blue Lagoon and the South Coast

Immerse yourself in Iceland’s most popular sites with this exciting three-day winter tour. This......

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Stopover Tour | Blue Lagoon & the Reykjanes Peninsula

Pack as much into your stopover as possible, with this four-hour excursion from Keflavík......

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The Reykjanes Peninsula Food and Drink Tour

Iceland has so much to offer. Beautiful nature, amazing culture, really special food traditions......

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Between Continents | Reykjanes peninsula and The LAVA Tunnel

Reykjanes peninsula is more than the home to the Blue Lagoon and KEF airport. It is a......

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The 'Hour of Power' | Private Helicopter Tour

Take a power trip with this spectacular helicopter tour exploring some of southwest Iceland's......

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Private Jeep Tour | Reykjanes Peninsula + Blue Lagoon + Lava Tunnel

Have a walk between lava fields, visit steamy geothermal areas, enjoy a relaxing soak in the......

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Reykjanes Peninsula | Private day Tour in a new Mercedes Benz V-class

Come along on a wonderful private day's journey, driving and exploring the Reykjanes......

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Blue Lagoon Premium and Reykjanes Peninsula | Private day Tour in a new Mercedes Benz

Come along on a wonderful private day's journey, driving and exploring the Reykjanes......

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Private Jeep Tour | Reykjanes Peninsula + Blue Lagoon + Lava Tunnel + the Northern Lights

Come along on this private jeep tour and experience beautiful Reykjanes, the Blue Lagoon, the......

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Private Jeep Tours | Reykjanes Peninsula & Blue Lagoon

Reserve your spot on this tour and witness steamy and colourful geothermal areas, moss-covered......

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