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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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 22 May 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 19 March 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 1 February 2020
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SmileyKay
Cluj-Napoca, Romania1,412 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 19 December 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 30 November 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 29 November 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 7 November 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 20 September 2019
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Nina G.
Boston, MA68 contributions
A beautiful place to reflect by the sea.
Aug. 2019
There's not a whole lot to see or do here, but it is a really lovely place to sit and take in the sights and sounds of the Icelandic coast. Visit at sunset for a truly serene and romantic experience.
Written 26 August 2019
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Monika M
Bratislava, Slovakia6 contributions
Art at the end of a road
Feb. 2019
We went to see this lighthouse on not such a nice day. It was drizzling so there were not many people on the streets. The map showed us the way but roads and streets looked like it probably wasn't the right way (roads were gradually worse and worse) but it was. :)
The lighthouse is a spot for local art - musical and visual. We saw drawings of kids hanging inside - very cute. We paid for the entrance in a small booth/house on the right side of the road leading straight to the lighthouse. The guy managing the lighthouse can tell you loads about its history, how it's used today and there are plenty of brochures about the area or the lighthouse itself.
If you want you can like their FB page where you will see it is focus point of a lively community of locals.
Even though the day was rainy and super windy the view from the top was incredible, very impressive. I took some wide-angle pictures with my camera and they look just freaky with all the dark clouds and dark stone cost line.
The lighthouse is also very popular spot for aurora borealis photography. Sadly we didn't see any.
Written 5 August 2019
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