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

Weekly Nauthólsvík Beach UV Index

UV Index scale

A UV Index reading of 3 or more means some precautions should be taken. For more information visit our guide to the UV Index.

Temperature Averages

Average Water Temp

Nauthólsvík Beach tide times

Tue 22nd January

Low 12:53am (0.14m)
High 07:05am (4.60m)
Low 01:26pm (0.08m)
High 07:31pm (4.17m)

Wed 23rd January

Low 01:37am (0.06m)
High 07:50am (4.63m)
Low 02:10pm (0.05m)
High 08:17pm (4.16m)

Thu 24th January

Low 02:22am (0.10m)
High 08:36am (4.53m)
Low 02:56pm (0.13m)
High 09:04pm (4.06m)

Fri 25th January

Low 03:09am (0.25m)
High 09:24am (4.32m)
Low 03:43pm (0.31m)
High 09:54pm (3.88m)

Nauthólsvík Beach sea state

Wed 23/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 11mph
12:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 3mph
18:00 5ft 10s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:31
Sunrise10:32
Sunset16:46
Dark17:47

Thu 24/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 6ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:29
Sunrise10:30
Sunset16:49
Dark17:50

Fri 25/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 7ft 12s  °  ° 11mph
18:00 7ft 11s  °  ° 17mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:26
Sunrise10:27
Sunset16:52
Dark17:53

Sat 26/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
18:00 3ft 12s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:24
Sunrise10:24
Sunset16:56
Dark17:55

Sun 27/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 11s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 29mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:22
Sunrise10:21
Sunset16:59
Dark17:58

Mon 28/01 »

  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 24mph
12:00 13ft 10s  °  ° 33mph
18:00 19ft 13s  °  ° 37mph
Tide times
Daylight
First light09:19
Sunrise10:18
Sunset17:02
Dark18:01

Today's weather

Partly cloudy

-6 °C
(22 °F)

Light breeze, 6.1 km/h from ESE

Sea temperature

5°C / 41°F

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