The Pridrangar lighthouse is located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a few kilometers from the Vestman Islands, in the south of Iceland. This is the most isolated lighthouse in the world, only accessible by helicopter.
“Prídrangar Lighthouse”, which literally translates from Icelandic as “three stones”, it was built in 1939 on the highest of three rocky spurs constituting a small group of rock formations off the coast of Iceland.
The constant impact of the icy waves of the ocean, crashing against the rock, prevents any attempt to reach the lighthouse by boat. Also, Pridrangar is located at a height of 36 meters on top of a steep and dangerous rock, so it is only accessible from the sky which makes the lighthouse a truly unique place.
The only way to get to Pridrangar is by helicopter. At the top of the cliff there is a small helipad from where you can enjoy a stunning view of the surrounding oceanic beauty. This concrete platform was built at the same time as the lighthouse. It also allows you to refuel and maintain helicopters.
Pridrangar is undoubtedly one of the most remote places in Iceland.
Very little is known about how this structure was built, as well as the problems the builders faced, since initially the helipad was not available and construction materials had to be brought to the site in other ways. As photos of Pridrangar quickly spread across the internet and went viral, users hailed the lighthouse as an introvert’s paradise.