Monday, September 30, 2019

Find the perfect hiding place for apocalypse

Þrídrangaviti lighthouse
Perched atop a rocky block off the coast of Iceland, the Þrídrangaviti lighthouse is considered a dream home for secluded people and the perfect place to live if there is an apocalypse on Earth.

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Þrídrangaviti lighthouse
The most perfect hiding place to fight apocalypse on Earth. (Source: Flickr)
Þrídrangaviti (in the local language meaning "three rocks") was built in 1939, just before the outbreak of World War II. Today, this lighthouse can be accessed by helicopter. The Iceland authorities have even built a small helicopter landing pad to make the landing easier.

However, by the time the construction of the lighthouse began, the world hadn't even invented helicopters. The brave workers had to use their hands to cling, climb the cliff nearly 37 meters high to reach the summit, build the foundation for Þrídrangaviti despite strong winds and heavy rain that could knock them into the icy North Atlantic Ocean.

"The first thing we had to do was create a path up the cliff. We gathered experienced climbers from the Westman Islands. Then we brought drills, hammers, chains, and clips to keep the chain. When we got close to the top, we have no choice but to let one person cling to the cliff as a fulcrum for others to climb up. I cannot describe to you how I felt when I witnessed this extremely dangerous process, "Árni G. Þórarinsson, Þrídrangaviti lighthouse project manager in an old article.

Þrídrangaviti is located on the highest peak of three adjacent rocks, called Háidrangur. Looking from here to the surrounding is nothing spectacular, but not many people dare to live completely isolated to enjoy it. In addition to a number of regular maintenance occasions, Þrídrangaviti was abandoned uninhabited.

Even visiting this place for a few hours is extremely challenging. Just a step away or the wind is too strong suddenly, it can make you fall into the cold water below. Not to mention the rocky surface is also extremely rugged.

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