LIVE from Þrídrangar, Iceland
Þrídrangar means “three rock pillars” and is located 4.5 miles from Iceland’s south coast. In 1939, three of Westman Islands’ best mountaineers built a lighthouse on the highest of the three rocks. They put themselves in great danger climbing up a 120 foot, nearly vertical cliff face. A small crane pulley system was constructed to hoist up material and supplies. Workers then stayed on the rock in tents for a month during the construction of the lighthouse. The lighting equipment was installed 3 years later and on July 5, 1942, the lighthouse was completed. This video was shot on July 5, 2020, exactly 78 years later.