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

Sat 14/12 »

Surf report for Sat 14/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 6ft 13s  °  ° 12mph
18:00 7ft 16s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 1:23am (0.48m)
High 7:35am (4.16m)
Low 1:55pm (0.51m)
High 7:59pm (3.74m)
Daylight
First light09:56
Sunrise11:13
Sunset15:30
Dark16:48

Sun 15/12 »

Surf report for Sun 15/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 13s  °  ° 14mph
12:00 5ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
18:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 22mph
Tide times
Low 2:04am (0.51m)
High 8:17am (4.13m)
Low 2:39pm (0.56m)
High 8:44pm (3.67m)
Daylight
First light09:57
Sunrise11:15
Sunset15:30
Dark16:47

Mon 16/12 »

Surf report for Mon 16/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 5ft 8s  °  ° 27mph
12:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 29mph
18:00 6ft 6s  °  ° 28mph
Tide times
Low 2:48am (0.61m)
High 9:04am (4.03m)
Low 3:27pm (0.65m)
High 9:35pm (3.56m)
Daylight
First light09:58
Sunrise11:16
Sunset15:29
Dark16:47

Tue 17/12 »

Surf report for Tue 17/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 15mph
12:00 3ft 7s  °  ° 17mph
18:00 2ft 4s  °  ° 18mph
Tide times
Low 3:39am (0.75m)
High 9:57am (3.88m)
Low 4:21pm (0.77m)
High 10:32pm (3.43m)
Daylight
First light09:59
Sunrise11:17
Sunset15:29
Dark16:47

Wed 18/12 »

Surf report for Wed 18/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 3ft 5s  °  ° 20mph
12:00 3ft 8s  °  ° 21mph
18:00 4ft 9s  °  ° 19mph
Tide times
Low 4:35am (0.92m)
High 10:55am (3.71m)
Low 5:20pm (0.89m)
High 11:35pm (3.32m)
Daylight
First light10:00
Sunrise11:18
Sunset15:29
Dark16:47

Thu 19/12 »

Surf report for Thu 19/12
  Swell Period Swell direction Wind direction Wind speed
  Swell Wind
6:00 4ft 12s  °  ° 18mph
12:00 5ft 16s  °  ° 19mph
18:00 5ft 15s  °  ° 16mph
Tide times
Low 5:41am (1.08m)
High 12:00pm (3.55m)
Low 6:25pm (0.98m)
Daylight
First light10:01
Sunrise11:19
Sunset15:29
Dark16:48

Today's weather

Clear sky

-12 °C
(11 °F)

Light breeze, 8.6 km/h from E

Sea temperature

6.3°C / 43.3°F

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