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

Mon 23/09 »

Surf report for Mon 23/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 13s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 9mph
18:00 3ft 15s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:35am (2.74m)
Low 6:49am (1.39m)
High 1:20pm (3.00m)
Low 7:51pm (1.38m)
Daylight
First light06:25
Sunrise07:13
Sunset19:27
Dark20:14

Tue 24/09 »

Surf report for Tue 24/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 14s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 2ft 13s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 3ft 13s  °  ° 8mph
Tide times
High 2:04am (2.81m)
Low 8:20am (1.28m)
High 2:42pm (3.20m)
Low 9:14pm (1.12m)
Daylight
First light06:28
Sunrise07:16
Sunset19:23
Dark20:11

Wed 25/09 »

Surf report for Wed 25/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 3:22am (3.07m)
Low 9:34am (0.97m)
High 3:46pm (3.54m)
Low 10:13pm (0.74m)
Daylight
First light06:31
Sunrise07:18
Sunset19:20
Dark20:07

Thu 26/09 »

Surf report for Thu 26/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
15:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
High 4:19am (3.42m)
Low 10:29am (0.60m)
High 4:37pm (3.89m)
Low 11:00pm (0.36m)
Daylight
First light06:34
Sunrise07:21
Sunset19:16
Dark20:03

Fri 27/09 »

Surf report for Fri 27/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 4ft 5s  °  ° 19mph
21:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
High 5:05am (3.77m)
Low 11:15am (0.23m)
High 5:21pm (4.20m)
Low 11:42pm (0.03m)
Daylight
First light06:37
Sunrise07:24
Sunset19:12
Dark20:00

Sat 28/09 »

Surf report for Sat 28/09
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
18:00 2ft 6s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 5:47am (4.07m)
Low 11:57am (-0.07m)
High 6:02pm (4.40m)
Daylight
First light06:40
Sunrise07:27
Sunset19:09
Dark19:56

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

11 °C
(51 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

11.1°C / 51.9°F

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