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Ingˇlfsh÷f­i Light
Hofsnes, Iceland

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General Information
Date Established: 1916
Date Present Tower Built: 1948
Height of Tower: 41 ft.
Height of Focal Plane: 259 ft.

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Open to Public?: Grounds only, via tour from Hofsnes

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Photo Credits:* David Grenewetzki (#1)

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Description
Yellow 41 foot tall square tower located on Ingˇlfsh÷f­i, a large promontory surrounded by black sand and water, 6 km south of Hofsnes. In the summer, Ingˇlfsh÷f­i is home to a significant number of Atlantic Puffins and other birds.

The first settler of Iceland, Ingˇlfr Arnarson, spent the winter at Ingˇlfsh÷f­i during his first visit to the country in the year 871.

Unfortunately, I was unable to take a picture of the light as there was heavy rain during my visit, however David Grenewetzki was gracious enough to let us display his photo on this page.


Submitted by: Cary Date posted: Sat Aug 29, 2009 Views: 1845