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Name: Dyrhólaey Light   Map it!

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Also known as: Vik Light

Also known as: Portland Light

Nearest Town or City:
Vík, , Iceland

Location: Central south coast of Iceland.

Managing Organization:
Icelandic Maritime Administration


Tower Height: 43

Height of Focal Plane: 404

Characteristic and Range: White flash every 10 seconds, visible for 27 nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White square concrete tower with red trim.

This light is operational

Earlier Towers?
1910: Iron framework tower.

Date Established: 1910

Date Present Tower Built: 1927

Optics: Third-order Fresnel lens.

Current Use: Active aid to navigation.

Open To Public? Grounds only.

The lighthouse is in a nature preserve and access is restricted from June to the middle of July. It is easily accessible from the main road.

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