Mayor of Hafnarfjördur Gudmundur Rúnar Árnason said local authorities are working on marking a path to an old lighthouse which is located in the middle of a residential area to avoid the violation of the residents’ privacy.
One of the residents who lives near the lighthouse, Helgi Arndal Davídsson, complained that he couldn’t walk around naked in his own apartment because people are constantly walking through his backyard.
Davídsson would prefer that the lighthouse be relocated but Árnason told Fréttabladid that is hardly an option. “The lighthouse would lose much of its value if it were relocated,” he said, reasoning, “The lighthouse is part of the townscape.”
The mayor pointed out that the lighthouse, which was built in 1900 and used until 1979, is one of Hafnarfjördur’s main landmarks.
However, he sympathizes with the residents’ complaints and said the town council is looking into the possibility of making a path to the lighthouse from another street so that visitors don’t have to walk through Davídsson’s backyard.
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The picture is of the town’s coat of arms.