The Lighthouse in Grímsey – Vitinn

This is one of the notable buildings in Grímsey, It is 9,6 m high and built in year 1937 according to the design of the engineer Benedikt Jónasson. 

The lighthouse is located on the south-east corner of the island. In the beginning it was run manually with a gas lamp which had to be turned on and off manually. Now days the lighthouse is automatic and plays an important role to the boat traffic in the surrounding waters. 

The lighthouse is closed to the public but offers a good viewing point to the cliffs and birdlife at the east cost of the island as well as being a popular photo object.

Other lighthouses built according to the same plan as the Grímsey Lighthouse are Hegranesviti and Raufarhafnarviti.