Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse

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Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse
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Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse
Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse is located in Iceland
Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse
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
Year first constructed1951
Year first lit1951
Constructionconcrete tower
Tower shapesquare tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern, apparent double vertical black stripes
Tower height19 metres (62 ft)
Focal height21 metres (69 ft)
CharacteristicFl (2) WR 30 s
Admiralty numberL4699
NGA number18844
ARLHS numberICE-05
Iceland numberVIT-192[1]

Hraunhafnartangi lighthouse 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]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 4, 2016.
  2. ^ Randburg.com: Raufarhöfn Archived 2010-05-27 at the Wayback Machine (accessed 2010-05-17).
  3. ^ a b c Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Northern Iceland". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.