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Reykjavik Lighthouses - Indian Chief Travel
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Reykjavik Lighthouses

Reykjavik's Lighthouses

In spite of the urban nature of the city, Reykjavik, like much of Iceland, is bordered by many interesting and colorful lighthouses.

The Reykjavik Ingolfsgardhi light adorns a square, yellow, corrugated iron tower. It is at the end of the main harbor=s south breakwater west of the city. The light might be reachable on foot but, if so, admission is not allowed.

The Reykjavik Nordhurgardhi resembles the Ingolfsgardhi light, but it is at the end of the main harbor=s north breakwater. This light also might be reachable on foot, but entrance here too is not allowed.

The Reykjavik Sjomannaskolinn light has been active since 1897. It is a square cylindrical masonry tower painted grey. The tower is topped by a tall steeple. The entire structure is attached to the front of a large, four-story academic building that sits on a hill overlooking the Reykjavik harbor.

The yellow Engey light, active since 1937, is mounted on a circular concrete pier. It sits on Engey Island in Reykjavik Harbor, which has been developed into an industrial area with petroleum storage tanks and other facilities. The light is on the northwestern tip of the island, connected to the mainland with a walkway.

Last updated April 13, 2008
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