Iceland’s Lighthouses

Iceland’s lighthouses number approximately 104 and dot Iceland’s 3100-mile (5000-kilometer) coastline. The lighthouses sit on rocky promontories and in deep fjords. Many lighthouses are active. They still provide life-saving guidance to ships sailing in the dangerouse waters around the island nation.

Photographs of Iceland’s lighthouses

We spent a month in Iceland shooting everything: churches, waterfalls, volcanic landscapes, buildings, animals, and lighthouses. For this lighthouse portfolio, we started near Grindivik and head counter-clockwise around the island.

This portfolio of Iceland’s lighthouses is definitely NOT a complete catalog. We planned to photograph some of these lighthouses. However, others we stumbled upon by accident.

Other photographs from Iceland

Here are some of our other portfolios from our Icelandic photo shoot:


More information about Iceland’s lighthouses

There are numerous Web resources are available for folks interested in more information. For instance, we used the Guide to Iceland’s section on lighthouses for planning our trip. However, if you want more technical information and a complete list of lighthouses, look at these three pages sponsored by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill:

Western Iceland
Northern Iceland
East and South Iceland

Traveling around Iceland

We rented a motorhome in Keflavik. And then, we roughly followed the Ring Road (Route 1) all around Iceland. Occasionally, we made excusions off the main road when we could. However, we were limited because we could not travel the F roads in the motorhome. F roads are usually very narrow and may require 4-wheel drive. Still, driving a motorhome and staying in one of the conveniently-located campgrounds was a very cost-effective way to see and experience Iceland.

Purchasing our Photos

All of our scenic photographs are available as fine art prints. Use the contact form to the right to get more information. Or, go to our Fine Art Print page to learn about various pricing options.