Snæfellsnes Pt. 4: Svörtuloft Lighthouse

Svörtuloft Lighthouse on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, IcelandOne of our stops on Saturday (for the rest of this series, click here) was Svörtuloft, one of two lighthouses that mark the blunt western end of the Snæfells Peninsula. This bright orange tower was about a 8 km (5 mi) drive southwest of Hellissandur. After leaving the main road, a smaller paved road wound tightly through lava fields for ten minutes before we arrived. Svörtuloft sits atop breathtaking cliffs, the sun was shining, and the windy morning had calmed to a gentle breeze. We sat a picnic table by the tower to eat lunch before wandering across the cliffs, which were covered in moss and orange/yellow lichen.

Svörtuloft Lighthouse on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Cliffs at Svörtuloft on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Svörtuloft Lighthouse on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Svörtuloft Lighthouse on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

Cliffs at Svörtuloft on the Snaefellsnes Peninsula, Iceland

[These photos are scanned 35mm film shots taken by me with a Canon EOS Rebel 2000.]

6 thoughts on “Snæfellsnes Pt. 4: Svörtuloft Lighthouse

  1. Pingback: Snæfellsnes Pt. 5: Ólafsvík | An American in Iceland

  2. These pics are breath taking! My study group and I are traveling here for the next few days starting tomorrow morning. Gonna share your blogs about it with them, so they can get excited too! 🙂

  3. Pingback: Snæfellsnes Pt. 6: Up Close at the Cliffs’ Edge | An American in Iceland

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