Lighthouses of Norway: Vadsø Area

This page lists lighthouses of the northernmost coast of Norway, including the eastern half of the county of Finnmark. This entire region is well north of the Arctic Circle. Nonetheless it is fairly well populated, with several ports, the largest being Vardø on the Stavangerfjord, not far from the Russian border. The region also includes part of the Nordkapp (North Cape) region, the "top of Europe," marked by Slettnes Fyr (shown below) and two other great lighthouses.

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 - Finnmark
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.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Lighthouses in Finnmark
Photos available from Wikimedia.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From Wikipedia, a handy list of Norwegian light stations with their dates of establishment.
Fyr og Seilingsmerker
A collection of photos by Geir Jenssen of lights in Finnmark.

Vardø Fyr
Vardø Light, Vardø, June 2008
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Hanno Sandvik

Lebesby Lighthouses
Henrikholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 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. Located on a small island off the west side of the Laksefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-9513; Admiralty L4086; NGA 14380.
* [Lebesby]
Date unknown (station established 1893). Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 3 m (10 ft) lantern and snow screen. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo and an evening photo are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on Stamneset, a promontory on the east side of the Laksefjord about 7 km (4 mi) north of Lebesby. Accessible by road (highway 888). Site open, tower closed. NF-9519; Admiralty L4094; NGA 14392.
Vardnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 20 m (66 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a sharp promontory on the east side of the Laksefjord at the entrance to the Vardnessund. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-9515; Admiralty L4088; NGA 14384.
* Kjøllefjord
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern and snow screen painted white, lantern roof red. Arno Siering's photo is at right, another photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on Galgeneset, a gravel spit sheltering the harbor of Kjøllefjord on the west side of the Nordkinn Peninsula. Site open, tower closed. NF-9533; Admiralty L4108; NGA 14408.
Kjøllefjord Fyr
Kjøllefjord Light, Lebesby, June 2008
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission

Gamvik Lighthouses
Note: These lighthouses are on the Nordkinn Peninsula (Nordkinnhalvøya), the northernmost extension of the Scandinavian mainland. Joined to the rest of Norway by a very narrow isthmus, the peninsula is accessible by road (highway 888).
* Mehamn
Date unknown (station established 1893). Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof, skeletal legs painted black. A 2009 photo and a midnight-sun photo are available, Kristiina Puumalainen has a good photo, Gamvik Kommune has an aerial view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on Hamnenes, a promontory marking the entrance to the traditional harbor of Mehamn, about 400 m (1/4 mi) west of the ferry terminal. Site open, tower closed. NF-9555; Admiralty L4120; NGA 14432.
Store Kamøy
Date unknown (station established 1893). Active; focal plane 44.5 m (146 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 4 m (13 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located atop Store Kamøy, an island off the end of sharp promontory about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Mehamn. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-9560; Admiralty L4122; NGA 14440.
** Slettnes
1905. Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); one long (2.5 s) white flash every 20 s. 39 m (128 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red with two white horizontal bands. 1-1/2 story principal keeper's house and other light station buildings. A photo appears at right, Lari Vaartio has a good photo, Jens-Uwe Köhler has a 2007 photo of the station, Jürgen Grensing has a 2008 photo, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. This is the easternmost of the three Nordkapp lighthouses, and it is often considered the North Cape Light, marking the "top" of Europe. Fruholmen Fyr (see the Hammerfest Area page) is about 500 m (0.4 mi) farther north, and the geographical North Cape is on the island of Magerøy, but Slettnes Fyr is the northernmost lighthouse on the mainland of Scandinavia. The lighthouse was heavily damaged during World War II but painstakingly restored after the war; it was reactivated in 1948. The station is managed by Gamvik Kommune as a tourist center, and overnight accommodations are available in the station buildings. Located on the Barents Sea coast about 1 km (0.6 mi) northwest of Gamvik. Site open; at least some of the buildings are open; tower status unknown. ARLHS NOR-215; NF-9565; Admiralty L4126; NGA 14444.
* [Gamvik Flintodden]
Date unknown (station established 1910). Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern and snow screen. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Gunn-Marie Fermann has a closeup, a view from the sea is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the point at the north side of the entrance to Gamvik harbor. Site open, tower closed. NF-9570; Admiralty L4128; NGA 14448.
* Gamvik Beritbukta (Kaveneset)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four straightpiles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. David Ash has a good photo, Gamvik Kommune has an aerial view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the south side of Gamvik harbor. Site open, tower closed. NF-9574; Admiralty L4132; NGA 14456.
Omgang (Omgangsneset, Tanafjord)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16.5 m (54 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 14 m (46 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A distant view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northeastern tip of the Nordfinn Peninsula, marking the entrance to the Tanafjord. NF-9582; Admiralty L4138; NGA 14472.
Slettnes Fyr
Slettnes Light, Gamvik, July 2002
Flickr Creative Commons photo by ecololo
Langfjordskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9 m (29 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the middle of the entrance to the Langfjord, a western branch of the Tanafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-9593; Admiralty L4148; NGA 14488.

Deatnu-Tana (Upper Tanafjord) Lighthouses
Bergholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); flash every 5 s, white red or green depending on direction. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a square concrete base. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof red. Frank Ingilæ has a distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the southwestern corner of the Tanafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-9612; Admiralty L4160; NGA 14520.
Smalfjord
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof, skeletal legs painted black. A photo is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the Smalfjordneset, a promontory near the head of the Tanafjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-9608; Admiralty L4158; NGA 14512.
Teltnes (Lavonjarg)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof, skeletal legs painted black. Frank Ingilæ has a closeup, Geir Ole Søreng has a wider view, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located at a narrow point in a channel at Lavonjarg, near the southeast corner of the Tanafjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-9606; Admiralty L4156; NGA 14508.

Berlevåg Lighthouses
Note: Berlevåg occupies the northwestern end of the broad Varanger Peninsula. Projecting into the Barents Sea, the peninsula is bounded on the west by the Tanafjord and on the southeast by the Varangerfjord.
Berlevåg Vardneset
1964. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s 6 m (21 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located at a mole at Berlevåg, on the south side of the entrance to the inner harbor. Site status unknown but probably open, tower closed. NF-9620; Admiralty L4172; NGA 14536.
* Kjølnes (3)
1949 (station established 1900). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); three white flashes every 40 s. 22 m (72 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A photo is at right, a fine 2007 photo and an aerial view are available, a nice distant view is available, and Google has a good satellite view. Clearly a sibling of Fruholmen Fyr (see Hammerfest Area). The station is managed by the Polmakmoen Gjestegård (hotel) in nearby Polmak, and overnight accommodations are available. Located at the tip of a sharp peninsula on the Barents Sea coast about 4 km (2.5 mi) east of Berlevåg. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-138; NF-9633; Admiralty L4180; NGA 14548.
* Kjølnes Bifyr
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Approx. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four concrete straight piles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Look for this light on the left side of the base of the main lighthouse in a view from the west. This auxiliary light guides ships around reefs near the lighthouse. Located at the base of the taller light. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-433; NF-9633.1.
Veidnes (Veidnesodden) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1905). Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) round fiberglass tower with lantern and gallery, colored white with a red roof. A 2013 photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Otto and Mechtild Reuter have a 2002 photo of the original cast iron lantern, and another view shows the wild surroundings. Located at the end of a sharp peninsula about 6 km (4.5 mi) northeast of Kongsfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-9635; Admiralty L4184; NGA 14552.
Kjølnes Light
Kjølnes Light, Berlevåg, August 2013
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Manxruler
* Kobbkroken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A photo are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the west side of the entrance to the harbor of Kongsfjord, about 3 km (2 mi) southwest of the village. Site open, tower closed. NF-9637; Admiralty L4186; NGA 14564.

Båtsfjord Lighthouses
Skrovneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Tero Heino has a closeup and another photo, another closeup photo is available, Gert Northoy has a view from the sea, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a promontory on the west side of the Båtsfjord about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of the town of Båtsfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-9646; Admiralty L4190; NGA 14576.
* Båtsfjord
Date unknown (station established 1899). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern and snow screen. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Alf Magne Karlsen has a photo, and the light can be seen in a photo of the harbor (click on the photo for a better view), and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a peninsula sheltering the harbor of Båtsfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-9648; Admiralty L4191; NGA 14580.
Makkaur (3)
1946 (station established 1901). Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); two white flashes every 20 s. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery centered on a 1-story concrete keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A photo is at right, Bo Davidsson has an excellent photo, and a closeup and a distant view are available, and Bing has a satellite view. The second (1928) lighthouse was destroyed during World War II. Several auxiliary buildings of the station were demolished in the 1980s. Located on a bluff east of the entrance to the Båtsfjord, about 40 km (25 mi) west of Vardø. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-161; NF-9665; Admiralty L4196; NGA 14596.
Makkaur Fyr
Makkaur Light, Båtsfjord
Båtsfjord Kommune photo
Hamningberg (Havningberg)
Date unknown (station established 1914). Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A closeup is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a promontory projecting into the Barents Sea near Hamningberg, an abandoned fishing village in the eastern part of Båtsfjord municipality. Site status unknown. NF-9675; Admiralty L4200; NGA 14604.

Vardø Lighthouses

Note: Vardø is at the extreme northeasternmost tip of Norway; Russia lies across the Varangerfjord to the southeast. The fjord extends southward along the border and then turns westward into Norway, so that its south coast is Norwegian.
Vardø (Hornøya)
1896. Active; focal plane 77 m (253 ft); white flash every 30 s. 20 m (66 ft) square pyramidal wood tower, clad with iron panels, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. The 1-1/2 story keeper's house, generator house, and other station buildings are all of recent (1950s-1960s) origin. Hanno Sandvik's photo is at the top of this page, Jens Gressmyr has a great closeup and a panoramic view, a 2009 photo is available, Bash has a view from the sea, and Google has a satellite view. This is Norway's easternmost lighthouse. Located atop Hornøya, a huge rock island just off the harbor of Vardø. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-267; NF-9685; Admiralty L4210; NGA 14616.
* Vardøhavn
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (29 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Bash's photo is at right, a closeup and a nice view are available, a second closeup shows the Vardø lighthouse in the distance, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the end of the west mole protecting the harbor of Vardø. Accessible by walking the mole. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-444; NF-9687; Admiralty L4212; NGA 14620.
* Guldringnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Jens Gressmyr has a closeup photo, Bash has a distant view (misidentified as Reinøysundet), and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the south point of Vardø. Accessible by a short walk from town. NF-9695; Admiralty L4220; NGA 14636.
Svartnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the mainland opposite Vardø. Site status unknown, probably open. NF-9697; NGA 14664.
[Kibergneset]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane unknown; two white flashes every 10 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern and snow screen, painted white with a red roof and mounted on a concrete pad. Filip Johansen has a closeup, and Reidar Lager has a second photo, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the cape. This light marks the eastern tip of the Varanger Peninsula. Located on a promontory about 10 km (6 mi) south of Vardø. Accessible by a hiking trail from Kiberg. Site open, tower closed. NF-9705; NGA 14664.
Vardøhavn Fyr
Vardøhavn Light, Vardø, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by C.W. Bash
* Ytre Kiberg
Date unknown (station established 1893). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A good photo and a closeup are available, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the harbor. Located on the waterfront of Kiberg. Site open, tower closed. NF-9707; Admiralty L4230; NGA 14668.

Vadsø Lighthouses

Note: Vadsø, located on the north shore of the Varangerfjord, has a population of about 6000 and is the administrative center for Finnmark.
* [Store Vadsøya]
Date unknown (station established 1898). Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern and snow screen, painted white with a red roof and mounted on a concrete base. Bash has a photo, a very distant view is available (note lantern atop the ridge, a little left of center), and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the hilltop above Vadsø. Site open, tower closed. NF-9733; Admiralty L4244; NGA 14708.
* Vadsø Havn
Date unknown (station established 1900). Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Bash's photo is at right, another photo is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the end of the south breakwater mole of Vadsø, at the west end of Store Vadsø. Accessible by walking the mole. Site open, tower closed. NF-9735; Admiralty L4245; NGA 14712.
* Vestre Jakobselv
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red, skeletal legs black. Jens Gressmyr has a photo, Frank Ingilæ has another photo, there's a photo of the lighthouse in action, Marinas.com has aerial photos, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the end of the west mole at Vestre Jakobselv, an inlet on the north side of the Varangerfjord about 20 km (13 mi) west of Vadsø. Accessible by walking the mole. Site open, tower closed. NF-9750; Admiralty L4250; NGA 14732.
Vadsø Havn Fyr
Vadsø Havn Light, Vadsø, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by C.W. Bash

Nesseby (Upper Varangerfjord) Lighthouses
Mortensnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern white with a red roof. Karoline Einarsen has a photo, a good closeup is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. This light is in the Mortensnes Cultural Heritage Site near the Varanger Sami Museum (Várjjat Sámi Musea). Located on a promontory on the north side of the fjord about 25 km (15 mi) east of Nesseby. Site open, tower closed. NF-9755; Admiralty L4252; NGA 14744.
#Nesseby Molo (1)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. This was formerly a 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof and mounted on a short concrete post. A recent photo shows that the light (focal plane 6 m (20 ft); green light, 1 s on, 1 s off) is now on a simple mast. Bing has a satellite view of the location. Located at the end of the breakwater mole at Nesseby. Site open. NF-9759; Admiralty L4254.5; NGA 14758.
Mæskfjord Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. The range guides vessels into the Mæskfjord, a narrow inlet at the northwestern corner of the Varangerfjord. Frank Ingilæ has a photo of the front light, in a small lantern on the shore of the fjord. Located in a field north of the fjord. Site status unknown. NF-9770; Admiralty L4256.1; NGA 14764.
Rabbenes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a headland near the extreme western end of the Varangerfjord. Site status unknown. NF-9765; Admiralty L4255; NGA 14768.
Veidneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Nesseby Kommune has a distant view, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the upper south side of the Varangerfjord about 8 km (5 mi) south of Nesseby. Site open, tower closed. NF-9775; Admiralty L4257; NGA 14748.
Storskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 ft) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off a prominent cape on the central south side of the Varangerfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-9780; Admiralty L4259; NGA 14740.

Sør-Varangerfjord (Varangerfjord Southside) Lighthouses
[Bugøynes]
Date unknown (station established 1909). Active; focal plane 25 m (82 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof. The light is at the far left in a photo of the harbor, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Bugøynes is a fishing port on the south side of the fjord opposite Vadsø. Located on a promontory sheltering the harbor. Site status unknown, probably open; tower closed. NF-9785; Admiralty L4260; NGA 14772.
Skogerøypynten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern white with a red roof, piles black. Jens Gressmyr has a good photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Neidenfjord, which extends southward from the Varangerfjord, in a remote are about 20 km (13 mi) west of Kirkenes. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-9800; Admiralty L4268; NGA 14804.
Kjelmsøysund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24.5 m (80 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof , mounted on a concrete base. Bash has a photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. This light guides vessels entering the Kjelmsøysund, the passage on the west side of the island of Kjelmsøy. Located on a steep slope on the southwestern coast of Kjelmsøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-9810; Admiralty L4272; NGA 14812.
Kjelmsøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four straightpiles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern white with a red roof, piles black. Bash has a photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. This light guides vessels entering the Bøkfjord, which leads from the south side of the Varangerfjord to the port of Sør-Varanger. Located at the southeastern point of Kjelmsøy. NF-9815; Admiralty L4274; NGA 14816.
Bøkfjord (2)
1948 (station established 1910). Active; focal plane 33 m (108 ft); two white flashes every 15 s. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 2-story concrete keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Michael Boucher's photo is at right, Bash has a photo, Bernd Claußen has a photo, and Marinas.com has aerial photos, but Google has only a distant satellite view of the area. Clearly a sibling of the Helnes Fyr (see Hammerfest Area). This was the last staffed station in Norway, automated in 2006. Located at the east entrance to the Bøkfjord. This location is only 10 km (6 mi) from the Russian border. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-064; NF-9825; Admiralty L4276; NGA 14828.
Bøkfjord Fyr
Bøkfjord Light, Sør-Varangerfjord, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
[Sjøgrensen (Maritime Border) Range Front]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 56 m (184 ft); white, red or green light occulting once every 6 s. Lantern mounted on a platform at the base of a 15 m (49 ft) rectangular concrete daymark panel. Lantern painted white with a red roof; daymark painted orange. Symen Postema has a photo, a more distant view is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. The range marks the maritime border between Norway and Russia on the east side of the Varangerfjord. The rear light is similar, but the lantern is above the daymark panel. Located on the Norwegian side of the border. Site and tower closed. NF-9850; Admiralty L4290; NGA 14844.
Sjøgrensen (Maritime Border) Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 97 m (318 ft); white light occulting once every 6 s. 20 m (66 ft) skeletal tower carrying a rectangular daymark panel. Lantern painted white with a red roof; daymark painted orange. No photo available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located 300 m (330 yd) south southwest of the front light. Site and tower closed. NF-9851; Admiralty L4290.1; NGA 14848.

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised November 13, 2013. Lighthouses: 38. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.