Lighthouses of Norway: Bodø Area

This page lists lighthouses in the Bodø area of Nordland County, including the townships of Meløy, Gildeskål, Saltdal, and Bodø. Bodø has a population of nearly 50,000 and is one of the most important towns and ports of northern Norway. This region lies north of the Arctic Circle, with a coastline that is quite rugged and deeply indented by many fjords.

Although it has always been considered a separate realm, Norway has only been independent since 1905; it was ruled by the Danish king until 1814 and then by the Swedish king until the Norwegian parliament arranged a peaceful separation of the two kingdoms.

In Norway a lighthouse is simply called a fyr (fire). Aids to navigation are maintained by the Kystverket (Coast Directorate), an agency of the Fiskeri og Kystdepartementet (Fisheries and Coast Department).

ARLHS numbers are from the ARLHS World List of Lights. NF numbers are from the Norsk Fyrliste. Admiralty numbers are from volume L of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 115.

General Sources
Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening - Nordland
Photos and information from the Norwegian Lighthouse Association.
Lighthouse Pages from Anke and Jens - Norway
Excellent photos of more than 60 Norwegian lighthouses.
Norway's Fjorden and Lighthouses
Photos taken by Charles W. Bash on a 2010 cruise from Bergen to North Cape.
Leuchttürme an der norwegischen Küste
Photos posted by Bernd Claußen.
Lighthouses in Nordland
Photos by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From Wikipedia, a handy list of Norwegian light stations with their dates of establishment.
Fyrstasjonene i Indre Vestfjorden
This article, in Norwegian, describes the history of the light stations of the upper Vestfjord.
Norsk Fyrliste
The official Norwegian light list can be downloaded in six .pdf volumes.

Landegode Fyr
Landegode Light, Bodø, June 2012
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission

Meløy Lighthouses
Kalvskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo (last photo on the page) is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the west end of Forøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6785; Admiralty L2414; NGA 10436.
Kjørhaugklubben
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Michael Boucher's photo is at right, Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view of the light. NGA misspells the name as Kjorhangklubben. Located on a headland on the south side of the entrance to the Meløyfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6796; Admiralty L2423; NGA 10460.
Litlgrønholmen (Lille Gronnholmen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef about 10 km (6 mi) west of Meløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6821; Admiralty L2440; NGA 10448.
Kjønskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); two flashes every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9 m (30 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the passage around the west end of Meløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6817; Admiralty L2444; NGA 10500.
Meløysund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a narrow black horizontal band, lantern roof red. Arno Siering has a photo, another photo is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view of the light. This light guides vessels arriving in Meløya or passing through the narrow passage between Meløya and Sørvika. Located at the eastern tip of the island of Gjersholmen, a short distance south of Meløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6800; Admiralty L2426; NGA 10472.
Kjørhaugklubben Fyr
Kjørhaugklubben Light, Meløy, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Meløyneset (Meløya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a narrow black horizontal band, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of Meløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6801; Admiralty L2428; NGA 10476.
Bremholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. NGA misspells the name as Brenholmen. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Meløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6825; Admiralty L2446; NGA 10508.
Kalsholmen
1916 (relocated to this site in 1919). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 13 m (43 ft) lantern mounted on the roof of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A distant view is at right, a photo and a historic photo are available, and Bing has a good satellite view. The lighthouse was originally built on the neighboring island of Ternholmen. This is one of the least well known of Norway's traditional light stations; photos are quite rare. Located on a small island about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Bolga. Accessible only by boat; boat tours are available. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-132; NF-6830; Admiralty L2448; NGA 10512.
Sørstøtt
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8.5 m (28 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Støtt. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6835; Admiralty L2452; NGA 10516.
Hestholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the south side of Maøy, a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) west southwest of Støtt. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6839; Admiralty L2456; NGA 10524.
Kalsholmen Light
Kalsholmen Light, Meløy
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo
Maøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the north end of Maøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6837; Admiralty L2454; NGA 10520.
Støtt (Seiskjær) (1)
1867. Inactive since 1954. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery rising from a 1-story keeper's house. Replaced by a post, the lighthouse was sold and remains in private hands. No recent photo available, but Bing has satellite view. Located on Seiskjær, a small island off the entrance to the harbor of Støtt, on the island of Husøy. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown.
Støtt (Seiskjær) (2)
1954. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 10 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with one black horizontal band, lantern roof red. Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on Nordre Seiskjær, a skerry a short distance north of the historic lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6845; Admiralty L2462; NGA 10540.

Gildeskål Lighthouses
Digerflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8.5 m (28 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with one black horizontal band, lantern roof painted red. Boucher's photo is at right, Bash has a very distant photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off a promontory of the mainland about 15 km (9 mi) southwest of Fugløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6850; Admiralty L2466; NGA 10544.
Lyngholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20.5 m (67 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof painted red. No photo available, and Bing has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. Located on a small island about 10 km (6 mi) west of Fugløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6900; Admiralty L2492; NGA 10604.
Holmsundøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southeastern tip of Sandhornøy, marking a narrow passage between that island and the mainland. Site status unknown. NF-6875; Admiralty L2478; NGA 10588.
Mårnesskagen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island just off the northwestern tip of Sandhornøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6895; Admiralty L2484; NGA 10600.
Digerflesa Fyr
Digerflesa Light, Gildeskål, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Oterholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse panted white; lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the west side of the northeastern peninsula of Sandhornøy. Site open, tower closed. NF-6930; Admiralty L2512; NGA 10648.
Jonskjærene
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft), flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9 m (30 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the passage between Fleina and Arnøy, northwest of Sandhornøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6920; Admiralty L2507; NGA 10576.
Tangskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island of the Fleinvær group, about 15 km (9 mi) north of Fugløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6912; Admiralty L2504; NGA 10616.

Saltdal Lighthouse
Tangeodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse panted white; lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the end of a slender, rocky ridge projecting dangerously into the Skjerstadfjord near Øksengård, about 50 km (30 mi) east of Bodø. Site open, tower closed. NF-6959; Admiralty L2530; NGA 10688.

Bodø Lighthouses
Seivågskagen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse panted white; lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off the north coast of Straumøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6935; Admiralty L2513; NGA 10652.
* [Saltstraumen (1)]
Date unknown. Inactive. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern and gallery, painted white, mounted on a short octagonal concrete base. Simo Räsänen's photo is at right, another good photo is available, Huelse has a historic postcard view of this little lighthouse, and Google has a distant satellite view. The Saltstraumen is a narrow channel between the islands of Straumøya and Knapplandsøya, southeast of Bodø. Because it is the main outlet of the Skjerstadfjord, the 150 meter (165 yd) wide channel has one of the strongest tidal currents anywhere in the world, regularly reaching a speed of 20 knots (37 km/h or 23 mi/h). The active light (focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s) is in a lantern mounted on a bracket attached to the northeast pier of the highway 17 bridge over the Saltstraumen. A closeup photo of the new light is available, as well as a photo showing both lights. Located near the east (Knapplandsøya) end of the highway 17 bridge over the Saltstraumen, about 10 km (6 mi) southwest of Løding. Site open, and one can climb to the gallery level of the light. ARLHS NOR-443; NF-6941; Admiralty L2516; NGA 10664.
Alvnestangen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Patrik Tjörnmark has a good photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a skerry off the tip of Alvnestangen, a sharp promontory on the north side of the Skjerstadfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6953; Admiralty L2526; NGA 10680.
Saltstraumen Light
Saltstraumen Light, Bodø, June 2011
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Simo Räsänen
Mefallsskjær (Løding)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) octagonal solid concrete or stone tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted black, lantern white with a red roof. Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small skerry in the Saltfjord about 400 m (1/4 mi) west of the harbor of Løding. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed, but there's good view from shore. ARLHS NOR-437; NF-6940; Admiralty L2514; NGA 10668.
Hernesskagen (Kvannøy)
Date unknown (station established 1896). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) lantern mounted atop a large stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southwestern tip of Kvannøy, a small island off Bodø airport. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6982; Admiralty L2538; NGA 10704.
Svartoksen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); two white flashes every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the outer approach to Bodø, about 3.5 km (2.2 mi) west of the airport. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6984; Admiralty L2540; NGA 10708.
Røsøyskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry (awash at high tide) on the north side of the southern entrance to Bodø harbor. Accessible only by boat. NF-6986; Admiralty L2542; NGA 10716.
* Bodø Molja
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); continuous green light. 4.5 m (15 ft) hexagonal lantern, mounted on a square base. The light has been removed from the lantern and is shown from a short mast atop the lantern. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash's photo is at right, another photo is available, Arno Siering has a 2012 photo, Victor Engmark has a nice photo that shows the Hurtigruten cruise ship Trollfjord passing the light as it enters Bodø, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. This is one of most photographed small lights of Norway. Located at the end of the mole at the west end of Bodø harbor. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-059; NF-6988; Admiralty L2544; NGA 10720.
Bodø Moljafyr
Bodø Molja Light, Bodø, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by C.W. Bash
* Bodø (Nyholmen (1))
1875. Inactive since 1907. 5 m (16 ft) octagonal cylindical cast iron tower attached to a front corner of a 1-1/2 story stone keepers house. Lighthouse painted white. A photo is at right, Bernd Claußen also has a photo, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse was transferred to a national historic preservation society in 1987. In photos it appears to have been restored, but there is no indication that it is open to the public. Located on the tip of Nyholmen, a narrow island, joined to the mainland by a causeway, that protects the north side of Bodø harbor. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Fortidsminneforeningen. ARLHS NOR-173.
* Nyholmen (2)
1907 (?) (station established 1875). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Christy Olsen has a photo, Bash has a photo, Arno Siering has a photo, Bernd Claußen also has a photo, Frode Holthe has a closeup, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the extreme southwestern tip of Nyholmen. Site open, and one can climb to the gallery of the tower. ARLHS NOR-440; NF-6980; Admiralty L2537; NGA 10724.
Lille Hjartøy Sydvestpynt
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern white with a red roof. Bash has a photo, a view from the north is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the southwestern point of Lille Hjartøy, an island on the north side of the entrance to Bodø harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6990; Admiralty L2548; NGA 10728.
Nyholmen Fyr
1875 Nyholmen Light, Bodø, June 2007
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Røed
Lille Hjartøy Nordøstpynt
1908. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft);white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. The light is in action in a distant view by Mike Shields, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the extreme northeastern tip of Lille Hjartøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6991; Admiralty L2550; NGA 10732.
Kvitvardholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted black, lantern white with a red roof. Per Atle Eliassen has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the northeastern corner of Bliksvær, about 13 km (8 mi) west of Bodø. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-6962; Admiralty L2532; NGA 10700.
Hjelmøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14.5 m (47 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an island off the southern coast of Bliksvær. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-6970; Admiralty L2535; NGA 10692.
Tennholmen (Ternholmen)
1901. Active; focal plane 27 m (89 ft); white flash every 30 s. 14 m (46 ft) lantern mounted on the roof of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. The Lighthouse Association's page for the lighthouse includes the Kystverket photo at right, but Bing has only a distant satellite view of the area. Located on a small island about 32 km (20 mi) due west of Bodø. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-045; NF-7000; Admiralty L2554; NGA 10736.
Givær (Lille Kvannøy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft), two flashes every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the location. Located on Lille Kvannøy, an island about 9 km (5.5 mi) east northeast of Tennholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-7005; Admiralty L2558; NGA 10740.
Grytøy (2)
1959 (station established 1865). Active; focal plane 34 m (112 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white or red depending on direction. 10.5 m (34 ft) concrete tower with lantern. No photo available. Bing's satellite view confirms that the historic lighthouse, a square light tower attached to the front of a 2-story keeper's house, has been demolished; only the foundations remain. Located on an island at the southwest end of the Sorvær archipelago, about 25 km (15 mi) northwest of Bodø. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-365; NF-7010; Admiralty L2562; NGA 10752.
Grimsholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft), flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This light and the Grytøy light bracket the entrance to a channel leading to the village of Helligvær. Located about 500 m (0.4 mi) east of the Grytøy light. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-7012; Admiralty L2563; NGA 10756.
Lyngesøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 11 m (36 ft) rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Carl Erik Nyvold has a photo, and a view from the sea is available, but a cloud obscures Bing's satellite view. Located on a skerry about 7 km (4.5 mi) northeast of Grytøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7022; Admiralty L2565; NGA 10776.
Tennholmen Light
Tennholmen Light, Bodø
Kystverket photo
Fenesodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on an islet off the southwestern tip of Landegode. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7030; Admiralty L2568; NGA 10784.
Landegode (Landego)
1902. Active; focal plane 41 m (134 ft); three white flashes every 40 s; also, at 26 m (85 ft), a red light, occulting in groups of two, shown over reefs to the northeast. 29 m (95 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red with two white horizontal bands. Two 1-1/2 story wood keeper's houses, boathouse, and other station buildings. Arno Siering's photo is at the top of this page, Daniel Bergheim Botnmark has a fine closeup, Claußen has a photo, Wikimedia has Magnus Wiik's photo, Bash has a view from the sea, Geir Ole Søreng has a beautiful view of the lighthouse with the mountains behind, another good photo is available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view of the station. Automated in 1993, the station was sold to Skagen Hotels of Bodø in 1994 and is operated as an inn and conference center. Located on a small islet just off the northeast tip of the island of Landegode about 8 km (5 mi) north of Bodø. Transportation from Bodø is available. Site open, tower status unknown. Site manager: Skagen Hotel. ARLHS NOR-148; NF-7045; Admiralty L2578; NGA 10808.
Bjørnøy (1)
1890. Inactive since 1972. Lantern and gallery mounted on a stone base and attached to the seaward end of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. Bash's photo is at right, Arno Siering has a 2012 photo, another good photo showing both lights is available, and Google has a distant satellite view of the station. The house is probably in use as a private residence. Located on a small island at the east end of the island of Landegode about 8 km (5 mi) east northeast of Bodø. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-058.
Bjørnøy (2)
1972 (station established 1890). Active; focal plane 41 m (135 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 7.5 s. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A good photo showing both lights is available, Bash has the photo at right and a second photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located just below the historic lighthouse. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-426; NF-7040; Admiralty L2574; NGA 10804.
Kvannholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island on the south side of the entrance to the Mistfjord, about 30 km (19 mi) northeast of Bodø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7042; Admiralty L2576; NGA 10812.
Bjørnøy Fyr
Bjørnøy Light, Bodø, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by C.W. Bash
* Kjerringøy
Date unknown (station established 1902). Active; focal plane 5 m (16 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (16 ft) lantern mounted on a round rubblestone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Ronny Engene has a photo, and Christy Olsen has a more distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry at the entrance to the harbor of Kerringøy. Accessible only by boat, but there are excellent views from nearby. Site open, and one could climb on the gallery. NF-7055; Admiralty L2582; NGA 10820.
Helløyskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of Helløy and 8 km (5 mi) off the mainland coast.. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7056; Admiralty L2584; NGA 10824.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

  • Stott-Ternholmen (1916-1918), Meløy Kommune. The lighthouse was relocated to Kalsholmen (see above).
  • Vagøy (1859-1911), Helligvær, Bodø Kommune. This lighthouse was at the northeastern tip of the island now called Vokkøya; Google has a very distant satellite view. It is survived by a small lightbeacon called Undersholmen (NF-7024; Admiralty L2566; NGA 10780).

Notable faux lighthouses:

Adjoining pages: North: Southern Troms | South: Northern Helgeland | West: Inner Lofoten | Northwest: Vesterålen

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised September 6, 2013. Lighthouses: 47. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.