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Grótta Island Lighthouse by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos
Grótta Island Lighthouse by Willian Justen de Vasconcellos

Grótta Island Lighthouse is a soaring lighthouse sitting on a small tidal island that is only accessible during low tide. There has been a lighthouse at Grótta since 1897, and the one currently standing dates back to 1947. Plus, Grótta Island is a haven of nature in Iceland’s capital. Throughout summer, many species of birds nest in the area. Nature photographers should also keep their eyes on the shoreline for seals, which are occasional visitors.Surrounded by black sands and a rugged coastline, it is an awe-inspiring place to look out to the churning Atlantic ocean. Note – Be mindful of the tides. If you’re out by the lighthouse and the tide starts to come in, you’ll be swimming back! (Grótta Island, Seltjarnarnes, Iceland)