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Name: Reykjanes Light  

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Also known as: Reykjanesviti Light

Nearest Town or City:
Baejarfell, , Iceland

Location: Reykjanes Peninsula, southwest Iceland.

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Photo: Nancy J. Rau
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Managing Organization:
Icelandic Maritime Administration


This is the oldest lighthouse station in Iceland. The original 1878 lighthouse was destroyed by an earthquake in 1887.

Tower Height: 102

Height of Focal Plane: 226

Characteristic and Range: Two white flashed every 30 seconds.

Description of Tower: Conical white tower with red lantern.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1878

Date Present Tower Built: 1908

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is at the starting point of the Reykjanes Way, a marked hiking trail.

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