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 15/07 »

Surf report for Mon 15/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 10s  °  ° 16mph
12:00 5ft 11s  °  ° 18mph
18:00 4ft 11s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
High 5:57am (3.38m)
Low 12:05pm (0.62m)
High 6:21pm (3.77m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:41
Sunset23:26
Dark00:00

Tue 16/07 »

Surf report for Tue 16/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 6mph
18:00 3ft 9s  °  ° 9mph
Tide times
Low 12:38am (0.61m)
High 6:37am (3.43m)
Low 12:43pm (0.57m)
High 6:59pm (3.81m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:44
Sunset23:23
Dark00:00

Wed 17/07 »

Surf report for Wed 17/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 10mph
21:00 2ft 8s  °  ° 14mph
Tide times
Low 1:16am (0.59m)
High 7:15am (3.45m)
Low 1:20pm (0.56m)
High 7:35pm (3.80m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:47
Sunset23:20
Dark00:00

Thu 18/07 »

Surf report for Thu 18/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 2ft 5s  °  ° 16mph
18:00 3ft 10s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 1:52am (0.60m)
High 7:51am (3.43m)
Low 1:55pm (0.60m)
High 8:10pm (3.73m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:50
Sunset23:17
Dark00:00

Fri 19/07 »

Surf report for Fri 19/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
15:00 2ft 9s  °  ° 7mph
Tide times
Low 2:28am (0.64m)
High 8:27am (3.38m)
Low 2:29pm (0.67m)
High 8:46pm (3.63m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:53
Sunset23:14
Dark00:00

Sat 20/07 »

Surf report for Sat 20/07
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 3ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
21:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 15mph
Tide times
Low 3:04am (0.71m)
High 9:03am (3.30m)
Low 3:05pm (0.77m)
High 9:22pm (3.49m)
Daylight
First light00:00
Sunrise03:56
Sunset23:11
Dark00:00

Today's weather

Rain

15 °C
(59 °F)

Gentle breeze, 14 km/h from SE

Sea temperature

11.3°C / 52.3°F

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