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Sea temperatures, water sports and vacation activities near Grindavik Lighthouse, Iceland

Water temperatures throughout the year and general information about Grindavik Lighthouse...

Grindavik Lighthouse is a surf spot in Iceland. The water temperature around Grindavik Lighthouse has slight variability year round. The temperature ranges from 5.5°C (42°F) in March up to 11.2°C (52.1°F) in the month of July, as shown in the interactive table below. The average water temperature throughout the year is 8°C (46°F) and the best time for water activities is summer, since Grindavik Lighthouse is located in the northern hemisphere.

Hover over the bars to see temperature for each month in Celsius and Fahrenheit.

What is the current water temperature at Grindavik Lighthouse?

The current water temperature in the month of August at Grindavik Lighthouse is ca:
11°C (52°F)

Are there any other surf spots near by?

Yes, there are other surf spots in close proximity to Grindavik Lighthouse. The closest one is Grindavik Antenas, which is only 1.6km (1miles) away from Grindavik Lighthouse. Click here for directions and to check out more information on Grindavik Antenas and its current water temperature. Another fun surfspot near Grindavik Lighthouse is Sandvik, which is 6.7km (4.1miles) away.

Are there sandy beaches close by?

Not many beaches are located in close proximity to Grindavik Lighthouse. A good beach nearby is Thurso, which is 770km (478.3miles) away from Grindavik Lighthouse. If you have some extra time, you can also check out Portarthur, which is roughly 821.9km (510.5miles) away from Grindavik Lighthouse.

What kind of wetsuit is needed for Grindavik Lighthouse?

The sea temperature at Grindavik Lighthouse is pretty cold, reaching up to 11°C (52°F) in the months of June, July, and August. During this time, in the summer, a 4/3 wetsuit is recommended to feel comfortable, but some might even be ok with a good-quality 2/3mm suit for surfing, swimming, snorkelling, or scuba diving . However, during February, March, and April, sea temperatures reach lows of approximately 6°C (42°F). During this time, a 5/4 wetsuit is recommended to feel not too cold, but some might even be ok with a very high-quality 4/3mm suit for short amounts of time . For very cold conditions and cold mornings/evenings, it might be advisable to have a pair of boots, a hoodie and a gloves.

How is the diving and fishing near Grindavik Lighthouse?

Due to significant sea temperature changes throughout the year, scuba diving and fishing conditions vary quite a bit depending on the season. The temperature ranges from 6 to 11°C (42-51°F) during spring. Haddock, Pollock, and Atlantic Cod are typical fish that can be found in waters of this temperature range. However, the conditions change during June, July, and August when temperatures reach 6 to 11°C (43-52°F). Fish that like to hang out in waters of this temperature range include: Atlantic Mackerel, Winter Flounder, and Tautog.

Directions to Grindavik Lighthouse: How do I get there?

Please follow the directions in the map below.

Fun facts about Grindavik Lighthouse...

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