Husavik Light

Husavik, Iceland | C.1956

Photo Credit: Matthijs Van Mierlo

The Husavik Light is a lighthouse off the north Eastern coast of Iceland, boasting an interesting semicircular cylindrical concrete tower standing 39 feet (12 meters) tall, and a multi-colored lantern and gallery inset in the top.

Located on the east side of Skjalfandi Bay, the town of Husavik is a fishing port with a population of about 2400; it is one of the largest and most accessible locations in northeastern Iceland.

The lighthouse is located on a promontory on the north side of the entrance to Husavik harbor, about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of town.

Still active today, it has a focal plane of 164 feet (50 meters) and when in use, the light will flash every 2.5 seconds either the color white, red or green depending on the direction it is facing.

While the site is open to the public, the Tower itself is restricted to authorized personnel.

AWA Community Insight:
alexandra_derby I helped excavate the first Viking longhouse/temple in Iceland outside Husavik in 2001. We found ritual deposits of animal bones arranged specifically. A very special place to my heart 💛

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