We never tire taking our car and going out of the city. Our cameras and now the drone go with us. The beautiful Stafnesviti Lighthouse is on the Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland. It is one of 104 lighthouses on the island. Nestled between the towns Sandgerði and Hafnir it’s not the largest one to be found in Iceland. So trust me, if your’e looking for a lighthouse scene, it’s a visit you won’t regret. Built in 1925 of concrete Stafnesviti stands 11.5 m. tall and beautifully orange.
A lighthouse is a tower, building, or other type of structure designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses. To serve as a navigational aid for maritime pilots at sea or on inland waterways. So lighthouses mark dangerous coastlines, hazardous shoals, reefs, and safe entries to harbours. Hence assist in navigation. The number of operational lighthouses has declined because of the expense of maintenance and use of electronic navigational systems
The lighthouses on the coast of Iceland have played an important role in the safety of Icelandic fishermen. They are the fisherman’s guardian angels. The Reykjanes lighthouse is a 31 metres (102 ft) tall construction, situated on the southwestern edge of the Reykjanes peninsula. The original structure was built in 1878. It is a concrete construction yet with traditional looks. Its focal plane measures 73 metres above sea level.
Lighthouses are very interesting to photograph. They are beautiful structures and their surroundings including the sea make for a fantastic setting. With the changing light, different forms of waves, shorelines, and different and changing weather conditions they are a landscape photographer’s dream. One more thing that can complement a lighthouse are the Northern Lights when they dance around the lighthouses like here.