Dyrhólaey lighthouse

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Dyrhólaey lighthouse
Lighthouse Dyrhólaey.JPG
Dyrhólaey lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti)
Dyrhólaey lighthouse is located in Iceland
Dyrhólaey lighthouse
Location Vík í Mýrdal
Coordinates 63°24′08″N 19°07′50″W / 63.40222°N 19.13056°W / 63.40222; -19.13056Coordinates: 63°24′08″N 19°07′50″W / 63.40222°N 19.13056°W / 63.40222; -19.13056
Year first constructed 1927
Construction Concrete
Tower shape Square tower with integral keeper's quarters
Markings / pattern White tower, red lantern
Height 13 m (43 ft)
Focal height 118 m (387 ft)
Characteristic Fl W 10s
Admiralty number L4780
NGA number 18040
ARLHS number ICE-034-, VIT-267

The Dyrhólaey lighthouse (Icelandic: Dyrhólaeyjarviti) is located on the central south coast of Iceland.[1]


The Dyrhólaey lighthouse consists of a square concrete tower, painted white with red trim. Integral keepers quarters are placed on the left and right sides of the tower.[1] A red metal lantern house is placed on top of the tower.[1] The focal plane of the light is 118 m (387 ft).[1] The overall height of the tower is 13 m (43 ft). The site (but not the tower) is open to visitors.[1]


The light station at Dyrhólaey was established in 1910.[1] The first lighthouse was a skeletal steel tower prefabricated in Sweden.[1] The present lighthouse was built in 1927.[1]


The light flashes white every 10 seconds.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of East and South Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-10-12.