As a part of developing the Green Map of Iceland, has gathered information on all lighthouses around the island from the Icelandic Maritime Administration and made a new Green Map Lighthouse Group wich belongs to “Public Works & Landmarks“ on the Green Map.

Although the Green Map System did not have an icon for lighthouses, we made a new group and designed a new icon because Icelandic lighthouses are not only important and interesting as functional constructions, but they also play a significant role as a destination in nature.

There are 110 lighthouses all around the country located on the Green Map. If you should have any questions or input concerning lighthouses in Iceland, please contact us at

The Green Map Icon Lighthouse implies:
“A lighthouse is a tower, building, or framework designed to emit light from a system of lamps and lenses or, in older times, from a fire and used as an aid to navigation and to pilots at sea“.

See the Green Map group Lighthouse on the Green Map of Iceland.

Photo: Knarrarós-Lighthouse, South Iceland. Designed by engineer Axel Sveinsson, influenced by the ideas of the Icelandic State Arcitect Guðjón Samúelsson. Built in 1939. Photographer: Guðrún Tryggvadóttir.

July 18, 2010
Guðrún Arndís Tryggvadóttir „Vitar Íslands á Græna Íslandskortinu“, Náttú July 18, 2010 URL: [Skoðað:Sept. 30, 2022]
Efni má nota eða vitna í samkvæmt almennum venjum sé heimilda getið með slóð eða fullri tilvitnun hér að ofan.
skrifað: Oct. 13, 2009
breytt: July 18, 2010