Dyrhólaey lighthouse

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Dyrhólaey lighthouse
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Dyrhólaey lighthouse (Dyrhólaeyjarviti)
Dyrhólaey lighthouse is located in Iceland
Dyrhólaey lighthouse
Location Vík í Mýrdal
Coordinates 63°24′10.1″N 19°07′51.4″W / 63.402806°N 19.130944°W / 63.402806; -19.130944Coordinates: 63°24′10.1″N 19°07′51.4″W / 63.402806°N 19.130944°W / 63.402806; -19.130944
Year first constructed 1910 (first)
Year first lit 1927 (current)
Construction masonry
Tower shape square tower
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 13 m (43 ft)
Focal height 118 m (387 ft)
Range 27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s
Admiralty number L4780
NGA number 18040
ARLHS number ICE-034
Iceland number VIT-267[1]

The Dyrhólaey lighthouse (Icelandic: Dyrhólaeyjarviti) is located on the central south coast of Iceland.[2]

Description[edit]

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.[2] A red metal lantern house is placed on top of the tower.[2] The focal plane of the light is 118 m (387 ft).[2] The overall height of the tower is 13 m (43 ft). The site (but not the tower) is open to visitors.[2]

History[edit]

The light station at Dyrhólaey was established in 1910.[2] The first lighthouse was a skeletal steel tower prefabricated in Sweden.[2] The present lighthouse was built in 1927.[2]

Characteristic[edit]

The light flashes white every 10 seconds.[2]

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of East and South Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 4, 2016. 
  2. ^ 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.