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Region: Westfjords
Coordinates: 66.4174618° N 23.0770454° W

About Straumnes

The headland Straumnes separates the coves Adalvik and Rekavik. Its mountain carries several names, but commonly it is known as Mt Straumnesfjall. The westernmost point of the headland is covered with boulders and in 1916 one of the freighters of The Icelandic Steamship Company (1911), Godafoss, ran aground there and its wreck is still corroding on dry land. The lighthouse was built in 1921.

On top of the Mt Skorar NATO built a radar station in 1954-56 and used it for ten years. An airstrip was built on a sanded area on the Adalvik Cove and a road as well up the mountain slopes.

Straumnes in Icelandic

Photo Credit: Visit Westfjords

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