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Reykjanes Light
Baejarfell, Iceland

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Date Established: 1878
Date Present Tower Built: 1908
Height of Tower: 102 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 226 ft.

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Open to Public?: Grounds only, but access is sometimes blocked due to geothermal activity

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The oldest lighthouse station in Iceland. In 1887, the original 1878 light was destroyed by an earthquake. On my particular trip, the road leading to the lighthouse was blocked off to all traffic (including foot traffic) due to increased geothermal activity.


Submitted by: Cary Date posted: Sat Aug 22, 2009 Views: 2009