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Akranesviti // Akranes Lighthouse

Velkomin í Akranesvita (English below)

Akranesviti er opinn allt árið um kring. Útsýnið frá toppi vitans er stórfenglegt allan hringinn, frá Reykjanesskaga, yfir höfuðborgina, Faxaflóann og út að Snæfellsjökli. Á veturna getur norðurljósadýrðin við vitana verið alveg einstök upplifun í góðum veðurskilyrðum. Tónleikar og listsýningar eru í vitanum á opnunartíma. 

Opnunartímar:
Vetraropnun (1. sept - 30. apr): Mán - Fös frá 13:00 til 15:00
Sumaropnun (1. maí - 31. ágúst): Alla daga frá 12:00 til 16:00
Leiðsögn frá vitavörð kl. 10:00 og kl. 15:00 alla daga sem opið er

Staðsetning: Breiðargata, Akranes
Sími: 894 3010
Netfang: hilmarphoto@simnet.is
Heimasíða: Akranesviti
Facebook: Akranesviti
Instagram: Akranesviti


Welcome to Akranes Lighthouse

The Akranes lighthouse is a delightful place to visit, any time of year. Away from bright lights, tourists and residents flock to the site in winter to catch a glimpse of the northern lights dancing and flickering in the sky. In the summer, you can see locals having a picnic outside the lighthouse, and guests are often invited in where they can climb to the top. Built in 1947, the larger of the two lighthouses has been used in recent years to host concerts and art exhibitions. Icelandic band Amiina filmed a video there for a single from their album The Lighthouse Project, and Ólafur Arnalds filmed part of the video there for his single ‘Old Skin.’ Akranesviti is the only  lighthouse in Iceland that is regularly open to tourists, and thousands of travelers have visited over the last few years. The lighthouse has become so popular that the tourist information center is now based there. The lighthouse keeper welcomes guests and gives an overview of the history of the building. The smaller lighthouse, built in 1918, is one of the oldest concrete lighthouses in Iceland. It served the fishing town until it was deactivated in 1947, in favour of a larger structure.

Opening hours:
Winter opening (1st Sept - 30th Apr): Mon - Fri from 11:00 to 17:00
Summer opening (1st May - 31st Aug): Everyday from 12:00 to 16:00
Tours available by the lighthouse keeper everyday at 10am and 3pm

Address: Breiðargata, Akranes
Tel: +354 894 3010
Email: hilmarphoto@simnet.is
Website: Akranesviti
Facebook: Akranesviti
Instagram: Akranesviti