Lighthouses IV - The Dyrhólaey lighthouse
Day of issue: 11.09.2014
Designer: Örn Smári Gíslason / Friðrik Örn Hjaltested (photo)
Number per sheet: 10
Printer: Joh. Enschedé Security Print
Size: 40 x 30 mm
Printing process: Offset Litho
Price ISK: 125.00
The first lighthouse in Dyrhólaey was erected in 1910. This was a Swedish ironframe lighthouse, the first of its kind to be built in Iceland. In 1927 a concrete lighthouse was erected in the island. It is 12.7 m in height, 123 m above sea level and fitted with a Swedish cylindrical lantern, 4,7 m in height, with a catadioptric revolving lens, 1000 mm in diameter, using gas lighting.
The lighthouse was powered by a lighting machine in 1964.
Architect Guðjón Samúelsson made the first design which was later modified.
Via Juan Franco Crespo.