Grótta lighthouse is the most popular spot for northern lights hunters in Reykjavík. It is located on the edge of Seltjarnarnes peninsula. Surrounded by the sea, there is no light pollution here! (Except for the lighthouse itself, but it does not really matter I think).. There is even tiny-teeny hot pot on the seacoast. Even though it's really just a footbath, it's still amazing!
Iceland, Gróttuviti, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland
This is my no1. favorite because I live here :) I just walk 5 minutes from my house and I left the light pollution behind! Úlfarsfell is a small mountain just outside of Reykjavik, but you don't have to climb it. It's enough to find a spot around its feet. I recommend to discover the place in daylight and find a spot where you can return in evening. Don't forget to bring headlight with you!
Geldinganes is one of the largest islands in the Faxaflói bay. You can walk over a narrow passage to this inhabited island and leave the city far behind. Perfect for those who want to enjoy the lights alone in silence. I recommend to discover the place in daylight and find a spot where you can return in evening. Don't forget to bring headlight with you!
Geldinganes, ~, Iceland