Dyrhólaey Lighthouse

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Dyrhólaey Lighthouse
Beautiful Dyrhólaey Lighthouse.jpg
The lighthouse in 2018
Dyrhólaey Lighthouse is located in Iceland
Dyrhólaey Lighthouse
LocationVík í Mýrdal
Coordinates63°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 constructed1910 (first)
Year first lit1927 (current)
Constructionmasonry
Tower shapesquare tower
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height13 m (43 ft)
Focal height118 m (387 ft)
Range27 nautical miles (50 km; 31 mi)
CharacteristicFl W 10s
Admiralty numberL4780
NGA number18040
ARLHS numberICE-034
Iceland numberVIT-267[1]

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

Description[edit]

The 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] It marks the southernmost point of the mainland of Iceland.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of East and South Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 4 February 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 12 October 2013.
  3. ^ "Lighthouses in Iceland | Everything You Need To Know". Guide to Iceland. 4 March 2019. Retrieved 21 May 2019.

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