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The Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey - Iceland

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Photo of the lighthouse at Dyrhólaey in Iceland. (Dyrholaey).The rock formation of Reynisdrangar is in the background.
Photo of the lighthouse at Dyrhólaey in Iceland. (Dyrholaey).The rock formation of Reynisdrangar is in the background.

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Photo Year:2010
Site:Dyrhólaey
Site:Dyrhólaey Lighthouse

Location Attributes (Click on location to find more related items)

City:Vik
Country:Iceland
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Photo of landsacape and volcano near Dyrhólaey in Iceland. Just around the corner is Vik. Photo taken from Dyrhólaey.
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Photo of a black sand beach near Dyrhólaey in Iceland. Just around the corner is Vik. Photo taken from Dyrhólaey.
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Photo Attributes:Vik, Iceland, 2010, Dyrhólaey,
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Black Sand Beach nea Vik Iceland near Dyrhólaey

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Photo Attributes:Vik, Iceland, 2010, Dyrhólaey,
In these galleries:Beaches, Geological, Oceans
Photo Specific Links:Dyrhólaey Beach of Iceland from tripideas.org
from site: Dyrholaey actually means “Door Hole” in Icelandic, and this area is called such because of a rock formation in the ocean with a giant arch in the midst of it. The arch is so big, that during calm weather, ships can sail through it.


Photo of Dyrhólaey new Vik in Iceland (Dyrholaey), zoomed in to show size of the formation.
Photo of Dyrhólaey near Vik in Iceland

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Photo Attributes:Vik, Iceland, 2010, Dyrhólaey,
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Photo Specific Links:Dyrhólaey in wikipedia (Dyrholaey)
from site: The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island.


Photo of Dyrhólaey near Vik in Iceland (Dyrholaey).
Photo of Dyrhólaey near Vik in Iceland

Photo of Dyrhólaey near Vik in Iceland (Dyrholaey).

Photo Attributes:Vik, Iceland, 2010, Dyrhólaey,
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Photo Specific Links:Dyrhólaey in wikipedia (Dyrholaey)
from site: The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island.


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Photo Specific Links:The Lighthouse at Dyrhólaey by Andrea & Paolo Milani
Lighthouses Gallery Links:History of Lighthouses on Wikipedia
from site: Ancient Roman lighthouses are among the best preserved, and best known examples of lighthouses from Ancient History. A famous example is the Tower of Hercules in A Coruña, Spain, and there is another at Dover, England which still stands to about half its original height. It must be remarked that lighthouses existed since the Hellenistic period, but it is mainly the Roman ones which have survived.
The History of Lighthouses
from site: In early time people set fires at the edge of the water to warn boats of dangerous rocks and shores. The Egyptians were the first people to build lighthouses to use light to guide ships. In Egypt in 283 the Egyptians completed the tallest lighthouse ever built. It guided ships for over 1,500 years and stood 900 feet tall. Lighthouses were also constructed by the Phoenicians, Greeks, and the Romans.
2010 Links:The Year 2010 (wikipedia)
The year 2010 at TimeAndDate.com
Dyrhólaey Links:Dyrhólaey - wikipedia
The small peninsula, or promontory, Dyrhólaey (120m) (formerly known as Cape Portland by English seamen) is located on the south coast of Iceland, not far from Vík í Mýrdal. It was formerly an island of volcanic origin, which is also known by the Icelandic word eyja meaning island.
Dyrhólaey.com
from site: Dyrhólaey is a promontory reaching out into the ocean on the south coast of Iceland. It is the southernmost part of the country, about 120 m high. Off Dyrhólaey there are rock pillars, that are unique natural formations.
Dyrhólaey Lighthouse Links:About Dyrhólaey
from site: The very first lighthouse was built on Dyrhólaey in 1910. The present lighthouse was built in 1927, and the building materials were transported by boat to the port Dyrhólahöfn and pulled up onto the promontory along a cable from the shore.
Iceland Links:Gateway to Iceland
Seems to be the official web site for the country of Iceland.
Iceland travel guide
Useful site to find more information about Iceland.
Iceland Travel Information and Travel Guide - Lonely Planet
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National Parks in Iceland
Wikipedia links of National Parks in Iceland.
Vik Links:Vik from Nordic Adventure Travel
from site: This is the southernmost coastal hamlet of the country and the only one without a harbour. The flat, black beach south of the village was declared one of the 10 most beautiful island beaches of the world by the Iceland Magazine.
Vík í Mýrdal - wikipedia (Vik)
from site: The village of Vík (or Vík í Mýrdal in full) is the southernmost village in Iceland, located on the main ring road around the island, around 180 km (110 mi) by road SSE of Reykjavík. Despite its small size (about 300 inhabitants) it is the largest settlement for some 70 km (43 mi) around and is an important staging post, thus it is indicated on road signs from a long distance away. It is an important service center for the inhabitants and visitors to the coastal strip...

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