Þrídrangaviti, which translates to “Three Rock Pillars” in the Icelandic language, could quite possibly be the best place to hide out during a zombie apocalypse. It was established before the start of World War 2 in 1939 and is accessible by boat or helicopter, complete with a small helipad. Unfortunately, if you arrive by boat, you’ll have to scale 120-foot-high rocks to reach the lighthouse, offering all the more protection. Read more for a video and additional information.
Why is it named “Three Rock Pillars”? Well, it’s located on the tallest of the three rocks, called Háidrangur (High Rock). Despite it being an active lighthouse, Þrídrangaviti remains largely uninhabited, besides occasional maintenance work to keep things in working order for when the situation arises.
“The first thing we had to to was create a road up to the cliff. We got together of experienced mountaineers, all from the Westman Islands. Then we brought drills, hammers, chains and clamps to secure the chains. Once they got near the top there was no way to get any grip on the rock so one of them got down on his knees, the second stood on his back, and then the third climbed on top of the other two and was able to reach the nib of the cliff above. I cannot even tell you how I was feeling whilst witnessing this incredibly dangerous procedure,” said project director Árni G. Þórarinsson.