Iceland Reykjanesviti Lighthouse

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Sue Wolfe

About this spot
Reykjanesviti is the oldest lighthouse (1908) in Iceland and sits on Baejarfell Hill. The original lighthouse was built in 1878. However, a few years later an earthquake and surf erosion made it necessary to find a new location. The current building is concrete and has not changed much except for the installation of gas in 1929. The lighthouse stands 26 meters. From the base you get incredible views of Gunnuhver Hot Springs, Valahnújanöl Cliffs and Valahnùkur. At the top of the lighthouse is an antenna which transmits DGPS-signals.

On the grounds is a residence for the lightkeeper.

The lighthouse is not open to the public, but you can walk up the road to the base. There is a nearby parking lot with plenty of spaces. Parking is free.

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