PortandTerminal.com, November 6, 2019
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – The Thridrangar Lighthouse in southern Iceland is stunning for both its jaw-dropping isolation and the logistics that are required to keep it functioning.
Built in 1939, the only access to the Thridrangar lighthouse is by helicopter. Although it may seem like the perfect place to get away from it all, the lighthouse is uninhabitable.
Located near the Vestmannaeyjar islands, the lighthouse sits on the highest of the three rocks, which is called Háidrangur, or High Rock in English.
In July 2015, six workmen were flown by helicopter to carry out maintenance work on the lighthouse. They filmed the video below of the approach which encapsulates the sheer remoteness of this building.
The men spent the night on the island and said told the National Broadcasting Service they had even spotted killer whales in the water below.
Watch a supply mission to the lighthouse
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