Nauthólsvík Beach

Nauthólsvik beach - Reykjavík
Photo: © Helgi Halldórsson / CC BY

Nauthólsvík is Reykjavik's go to beach. A far cry from the wild expansive landscapes of the other beaches on this list Nauthólsvík is in fact a man-made beach. This goes some way to explaining the unusually (for Iceland) golden sand and surprisingly warm water.

Opened in 2001 Nauthólsvík is a geothermally heated beach constructed within the confines of protective breakwaters. This means both safe and warm(er) bathing for the beachgoers of Reykjavik. The actual water temperature on the beach itself ranges from -2°C to 19°C, which although not quite tropical is a whole lot warmer than it would be. Whatever the temperature this doesn't put off the local swimmers and sea-swimming is very popular here.

If the thought of taking a dip in the frigid waters of Iceland are a little too much the Nauthólsvík beach has two hot tubs and a sauna. Other facilities include volleyball nets and a top notch restaurant.

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Nauthólsvík Beach Weather Info

5 Day Nauthólsvík Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

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Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Nauthólsvík Beach tide times & sea state

Sun 24/03 »

Surf report for Sun 24/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 15ft 14s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 13ft 13s  °  ° 23mph
18:00 9ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:27am (0.04m)
High 8:34am (4.19m)
Low 2:45pm (0.17m)
High 8:58pm (4.11m)
Daylight
First light06:29
Sunrise07:17
Sunset19:50
Dark20:38

Mon 25/03 »

Surf report for Mon 25/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 10s  °  ° 29mph
12:00 10ft 11s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
Tide times
Low 3:10am (0.31m)
High 9:18am (3.88m)
Low 3:24pm (0.48m)
High 9:42pm (3.84m)
Daylight
First light06:26
Sunrise07:14
Sunset19:53
Dark20:41

Tue 26/03 »

Surf report for Tue 26/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 11ft 13s  °  ° 28mph
12:00 12ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
18:00 13ft 12s  °  ° 25mph
Tide times
Low 3:55am (0.67m)
High 10:03am (3.52m)
Low 4:06pm (0.84m)
High 10:29pm (3.52m)
Daylight
First light06:22
Sunrise07:10
Sunset19:56
Dark20:44

Wed 27/03 »

Surf report for Wed 27/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 14ft 12s  °  ° 41mph
12:00 17ft 13s  °  ° 34mph
18:00 15ft 13s  °  ° 27mph
Tide times
Low 4:44am (1.05m)
High 10:52am (3.16m)
Low 4:52pm (1.21m)
High 11:24pm (3.20m)
Daylight
First light06:18
Sunrise07:07
Sunset19:59
Dark20:48

Thu 28/03 »

Surf report for Thu 28/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 14ft 13s  °  ° 25mph
12:00 13ft 13s  °  ° 32mph
18:00 14ft 12s  °  ° 33mph
Tide times
Low 5:43am (1.41m)
High 11:51am (2.84m)
Low 5:53pm (1.53m)
Daylight
First light06:15
Sunrise07:03
Sunset20:02
Dark20:51

Fri 29/03 »

Surf report for Fri 29/03
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 18ft 12s  °  ° 39mph
12:00 17ft 13s  °  ° 38mph
18:00 12ft 12s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
High 12:34am (2.95m)
Low 7:04am (1.65m)
High 1:11pm (2.65m)
Low 7:25pm (1.72m)
Daylight
First light06:11
Sunrise07:00
Sunset20:05
Dark20:54

Today's weather

Light snow showers

3 °C
(37 °F)

Gentle breeze, 18.4 km/h from S

Sea temperature

5.6°C / 42°F

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