Seltjarnarnes Travel Guide

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Frequently asked questions about Seltjarnarnes

Where is Seltjarnarnes located?

Seltjarnarnes is a small town located on a peninsula to the west of Reykjavík, the capital of Iceland.

How can I reach Seltjarnarnes from Reykjavík?

Seltjarnarnes is easily accessible from Reykjavík. It's just a short drive (around 7-9 minutes) from the city centre. There are also public buses that run regularly between the two locations, bus number 11 goes from downtown Reykjavík to Seltjarnarnes. It takes about 40 minutes to walk from Reykjavík city centre to Grótta Lighthouse.

What is the best time to visit Seltjarnarnes?

Seltjarnarnes is beautiful all year round. If you want to see the Northern Lights, the best time is between September and April. Summer offers milder weather and the Midnight Sun.

What is there to do in Seltjarnarnes?

There are various activities to enjoy, such as visiting the Grótta lighthouse, bird watching at Bakkatjörn pond, golfing, swimming, exploring the Nesstofa museum, or simply enjoying the beautiful natural scenery.

Can I see the Northern Lights from Seltjarnarnes?

Yes, Seltjarnarnes is a great place to watch the Northern Lights, particularly near Grótta lighthouse due to its low light pollution. However, sightings are weather-dependent and typically occur from September to April.

What is the Grótta lighthouse?

Grótta lighthouse is a landmark located on the tip of the Seltjarnarnes peninsula. It's a great spot for bird watching, and for viewing sunsets and the Northern Lights.

What kind of bird species can I find at Bakkatjörn pond?

Bakkatjörn pond is a sanctuary for many bird species, particularly ducks, such as the Eider duck and various types of seagulls.

What is the Kvika Foot Bath?

The Kvika Foot Bath is a geothermal footbath located in Seltjarnarnes. It was designed by Icelandic artist Ólöf Nordal and is a great spot to relax while enjoying the surrounding scenery.

What can I expect to see at Nesstofa museum?

Nesstofa is a historical building that houses a medical museum. Visitors can learn about the history of medicine in Iceland.

What dining options are available in Seltjarnarnes?

There are a few dining options, including the popular Ráðagerði restaurant which offers a menu of dishes made with locally-sourced ingredients.