REYKJANESTÁ

The tip of Reykjanes peninsula, the rock islands of Karl (Man) and Eldey (Fire Isle) out to sea and the lighthouse of Reykjanesviti shines through the night. Reykjanesviti lighthouse was built in 1929 and it’s focal plane measures 73m above sea level. Reykjanestá is Iceland’s most southwestern tip where the Mid-Atlantic ridge marks the edges of two diverging plates. The ridge is made of rift sections that are off-set through fracture zones. Powerful stormsproducing high waves and surf are a well-known phenomenon at the coast of Reykjanes.