In the preparations to my trip to Iceland beside several resources I went through the great blog of my icelandic friend Regina on Guide To Iceland, who intensively travels Iceland and writes about the beautiful places here. One of the places I picked for my trip was a hike to Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse.
Arriving at the parking, I had the feeling that I was at the end of the world.. well, I was about to hike to the most northern lighthouse of Iceland. The hike goes quite straight forward along the coast that you can see on the main photo of this blog entry. Not far from the lighthouse you can visit a stone pile of a couple of meters in height and length. It is said to be the grave of Þorgeir, a warrior of the Viking times. I recommend to read the story of Þorgeir on my friends blog.
I really enjoyed the hike with such a clean and fresh air. The trail is partly a little difficult to walk on with the big stones that make up the ground. Interesting is to see that huge amount of drift wood. Later on my trip through Iceland I read in a museum that in the past people could ‘rent’ parts of beaches for hunting seals but also particularly to collect drift wood. It was an important source for wood in Iceland, a country hardly having any trees at all.
But now join my hike to the Hraunhafnartangi Lighthouse and Þorgeirs grave in photos…