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 19/05 »

Surf report for Sun 19/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 7s  °  ° 3mph
12:00 2ft 11s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 12:25am (0.16m)
High 6:26am (3.94m)
Low 12:37pm (0.17m)
High 6:50pm (4.17m)
Daylight
First light01:45
Sunrise04:00
Sunset22:48
Dark01:03

Mon 20/05 »

Surf report for Mon 20/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 1:05am (0.20m)
High 7:07am (3.86m)
Low 1:15pm (0.26m)
High 7:29pm (4.11m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:57
Sunset22:51
Dark00:00

Tue 21/05 »

Surf report for Tue 21/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
12:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 5mph
Tide times
Low 1:45am (0.33m)
High 7:47am (3.71m)
Low 1:52pm (0.42m)
High 8:09pm (3.96m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:53
Sunset22:54
Dark00:00

Wed 22/05 »

Surf report for Wed 22/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
21:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:26am (0.53m)
High 8:28am (3.51m)
Low 2:29pm (0.64m)
High 8:49pm (3.75m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:50
Sunset22:57
Dark00:00

Thu 23/05 »

Surf report for Thu 23/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
9:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 5mph
18:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
Low 3:08am (0.77m)
High 9:10am (3.29m)
Low 3:08pm (0.88m)
High 9:33pm (3.51m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:47
Sunset23:01
Dark00:00

Fri 24/05 »

Surf report for Fri 24/05
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 10s  °  ° 10mph
15:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 3:54am (1.01m)
High 9:56am (3.07m)
Low 3:52pm (1.14m)
High 10:22pm (3.26m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:44
Sunset23:04
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Cloudy

8 °C
(46 °F)

Light breeze, 8.3 km/h from WNW

Sea temperature

7.8°C / 46°F

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