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

Thu 17/10 »

Surf report for Thu 17/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 10mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 11mph
Tide times
Low 2:30am (0.62m)
High 8:37am (3.68m)
Low 2:54pm (0.76m)
High 8:57pm (3.36m)
Daylight
First light07:34
Sunrise08:23
Sunset18:02
Dark18:51

Fri 18/10 »

Surf report for Fri 18/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 1ft 10s  °  ° 8mph
12:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 4mph
18:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 3mph
Tide times
Low 3:08am (0.82m)
High 9:21am (3.51m)
Low 3:41pm (0.98m)
High 9:47pm (3.14m)
Daylight
First light07:37
Sunrise08:26
Sunset17:59
Dark18:48

Sat 19/10 »

Surf report for Sat 19/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
12:00 1ft 9s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
Low 3:57am (1.05m)
High 10:19am (3.31m)
Low 4:43pm (1.20m)
High 10:56pm (2.94m)
Daylight
First light07:40
Sunrise08:29
Sunset17:55
Dark18:45

Sun 20/10 »

Surf report for Sun 20/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 2ft 7s  °  ° 13mph
18:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 5:03am (1.27m)
High 11:33am (3.16m)
Low 6:01pm (1.33m)
Daylight
First light07:43
Sunrise08:32
Sunset17:52
Dark18:41

Mon 21/10 »

Surf report for Mon 21/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
3:00 5ft 6s  °  ° 21mph
15:00 8ft 11s  °  ° 10mph
Tide times
High 12:17am (2.84m)
Low 6:27am (1.37m)
High 12:55pm (3.15m)
Low 7:27pm (1.28m)
Daylight
First light07:46
Sunrise08:35
Sunset17:49
Dark18:38

Tue 22/10 »

Surf report for Tue 22/10
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 8ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
15:00 7ft 13s  °  ° 26mph
Tide times
High 1:43am (2.92m)
Low 7:56am (1.27m)
High 2:14pm (3.30m)
Low 8:46pm (1.04m)
Daylight
First light07:48
Sunrise08:38
Sunset17:45
Dark18:35

Today's weather

Clear sky

8 °C
(46 °F)

Light breeze, 6.8 km/h from N

Sea temperature

9.5°C / 49.1°F

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