Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

Lighthouse Tridrangar on the Westman Islands (Iceland) is one of the most secluded and, certainly, the most frightening of lighthouses in the world.

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

Lonely building, located at an altitude of about 40 meters above the raging Atlantic Ocean, was built in 1939 without the use of helicopters. It is difficult to imagine how they could do it!

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

In the past on the island, along with the lighthouse lived one or two workers, who were engaged in maintenance of the lighthouse and in turn succeeded each other. Today, the lighthouse is fully automatic. Sometimes workers arrive here to check the status of the lighthouse, to correct potential problems.

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

It is not a helipad, rangers was built had to swim to the boat to rock and climb on it. One of the workers said, they began to build the lighthouse in 1939:

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

"The first thing we need to create a path to the top of the cliff. In this we were helped by experienced climbers to Vestmannaeyjar islands. We brought them drills, hammers, chains, clamps for fastening chains.

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

Very close to the top there was no way to hold on, so one of the climbers was on his knees, the other stood on his back, while the third climbed on both of them, and only then was able to reach the top. It's hard to convey how I felt watching this incredibly dangerous procedure. "

Inaccessibility lighthouse Tridrangar

Lighthouse Tridrangar inspired by Icelandic writer Irsu Sigurdardottir writing a detective novel "Why Did you Lie?", Which became a bestseller in the country.