Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse

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Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse
Hraunhafnartangaviti2.JPG
LocationReykjanes peninsula
Coordinates66°32′10″N 16°01′34″W / 66.536178°N 16.026050°W / 66.536178; -16.026050Coordinates: 66°32′10″N 16°01′34″W / 66.536178°N 16.026050°W / 66.536178; -16.026050
Constructed1951
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markingswhite tower, red lantern, apparent double vertical black stripes
First lit1951
Focal height21 metres (69 ft)
CharacteristicFl (2) WR 30 s
Admiralty no.L4699
NGA no.18844
Iceland no.VIT-192[1]
ARLHS no.ICE-05

Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse (Icelandic: Hraunhafnartangaviti [ˈr̥œiːnˌhapnarˌtʰauŋkaˌvɪːtɪ], regionally also [-ˌvɪːtʰɪ]) is the northernmost lighthouse in Iceland. It is located about 800 meters south of the Arctic Circle.

Location and description[edit]

The lighthouse is on the northeast coast of Iceland, about 10 km northwest of the town of Raufarhöfn, the northernmost town in Iceland.[2] The light tower is square, 19 metres tall and built of concrete.[3] The lantern house is painted red.[3]

Light characteristic[edit]

The light characteristic is a long and a short flash every 30 seconds. The flash is white or red depending on the direction from the lighthouse.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 4 February 2016.
  2. ^ Randburg.com: Raufarhöfn Archived 27 May 2010 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 17 May 2010).
  3. ^ a b c Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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