Information about Reykjanesviti Light House

The Reykjanes Lighthouse

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

Originally built in 1878, 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.

Reykjanesviti is within sight of the geothermal area Gunnuhver, which holds the largest mud pot in Iceland.

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Attractions nearby Reykjanesviti Light House

Gunnuhver

  Gunnuhver is a collective name for an impressive and colourful geothermal field of various mud pools and fumaroles in the southwest part of Re...

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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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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 south side of the Reykjanes peninsula.   The town has one of the most active fishing industries in the...

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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. The Blue Lagoon is the most popular visitor attraction in...

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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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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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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, 47km from Reykjavík...

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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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Selatangar

Photo from: The Ruins of Selatangar.  Selatangar is one of the few coastal fishing stations that still exists in Iceland, found in the south of ...

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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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Ögmundarhraun

Photo from Wikimedia, Creative Commons, by Reykholt Ögmundarhraun is a lava field on the southern side of the Reykjanes Peninsula, which was for...

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Keilir

Mt. Keilir is a volcanic mountain, southwest of Hafnarfjörður, and is the most recognisable landmark on the Reykjanes Peninsula. For vis...

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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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Reykjanes Express Airport Tour

This tour begins on a unique note, as we visit the Bridge Between Continents, a bridge that......

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The 'Hour of Power' | Volcanic Helicopter Tour

Harness the power of flight with this comprehensive helicopter tour across the stunning and......

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Reykjavik City Helicopter Tour with Mountain Top Landing

Break out of the city limits with this thrilling helicopter sightseeing tour over the......

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

Come join us on a spectacular 3-day tour of hunting the majestic Northern Lights as well as......

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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 '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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