Lighthouses of Norway: Hitra and Frøya

This page lists lighthouses of Hitra and Frøya, two island townships of Sør-Trøndelag county, the Trondheim region, in northwestern Norway. Hitra consists of a large island and surrounding smaller islets, while Frøya consista of an archipelago extending to the northeast from Hitra. Together the two island groups shield and screen the approaches to Trondheim.

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); a smaller beacon is called a lykt (light) . 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 - Sør-Trondelag
Photos and information from the Norwegian Lighthouse Association.
Fyr-til-Fyr-i-Fosen
Photos and notes about lighthouses in Fosen, the coastal region of Trøndelag, posted on a Culture Ministry wiki site.
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 Sør-Trøndelag
Photos available from Wikimedia.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From Norwegian Wikipedia, a handy list of Norwegian light stations with their dates of establishment.
Norsk Fyrliste
The official Norwegian light list can be downloaded in six .pdf volumes.

Halten Fyr
Halten Light, Frøya, April 2006
Wikimedia public domain photo by Oddein

Hitra Lighthouses

Note: Hitra is a large island lying in the mouth of the Trondheimsfjord. The island has a population of about 4000 and is readily accessible by ferries. Cruise ships and ferries approaching Trondheim pass through the scenic Trondheimsleia, a strait separating Hitra from the mainland.
West Coast Lighthouses
Sæbuodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and the light is not seen in Google's distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the western tip of Hitra, marking the east side of the entrance to the Ramsøyfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4414; Admiralty L1378; NGA 7668.
Bussøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and the light is not seen in Google's distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the northwestern tip of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4460; Admiralty L1386; NGA 7696.
Værsøydraget
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a skerry in the sound separating Hitra from Værsøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4465; Admiralty L1388; NGA 7700.

Frøyfjord (North Coast) Lighthouses
Edøya (Edoy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island on the south side of the Frøyfjord, the passage between Hitra and Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4489; Admiralty L1409; NGA 7728.
Husneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry on the east side of the entrance to the harbor of Kjerringvåg, on the north coast of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4491; Admiralty L1411; NGA 7812.
Ilsøyklubben
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A stone daybeacon stands near the light. R. Schuetz has a photo, but the light is not seen clearly in Google's distant satellite view. Located on an island off the northeastern tip of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4455; Admiralty L1385.6; NGA 7884.

East Coast Lighthouses
Flesa (Kråkvågfjord)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft)); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) rubblestone cairn with antern and gallery. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This light is an important guide for ships approaching Trondheim from the Norwegian Sea. Easily confused with another Flesa in the Frøyfjord (see below). Flesa is a small island in the Kråkvågfjord northeast of the eastern tip of Hitra and about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) due east of the eastern tip of the island of Fjellværøy. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-4510; Admiralty L1192; NGA 7112.
Børøyholmen (2)
1970 (station established 1874). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, and Bing has a satellite view. This light replaced the historic light station, an 8 m (26 ft) tower with gallery, attached to a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. The house was demolished in 1973 and only foundations remain. A historic photo is available, and the Lighthouse Association has a page for the historic station. Located on a small island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of Hestvika, the village at the eastern end of the island of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-065; NF-4094; Admiralty L1184; NGA 7096.

Trondheimsleia (South Coast) Lighthouses
Aunøy (Aunøya, Aunoen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (16 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) lantern mounted on a square platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Arno Siering has a 2012 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located in the Trondheimsleia off the south point of Aunøy, an island off the southeast coast of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4086; Admiralty L1184; NGA 7080.
Terningen (2)
Date unknown (station established 1833). Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. 1-1/2 story keeper's house and other buildings. Morten Skogly has the photo at right as well as a closeup, Geir Ole Søreng has a good photo, R.J. Smit has another photo, the Lighthouse Association has a page with a photo, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. The lighthouse is available for overnight accommodations. The light guides ships turning southward into the Hemnfjord. Located on a small island about 1 km (0.6 mi) south of the island of Hitra and 1.2 km (3/4 mi) southwest of Jøssenøya. Accessible only by boat; there should be good views from Hitra. Site and tower closed. Owner: Hitra Kommune. Site manager: Kystmuseet i Sør-Trondelag. ARLHS NOR-247; NF-4075; Admiralty L1170; NGA 7052.

Terningen Light, Hitra, August 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Morten Skogly
Værøyan (Værøyene)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9 m (30 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 a skerry off the southwestern tip of Værøy, an island at the southwestern end of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4052; Admiralty L1162; NGA 7028.
Forsnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the extreme southwestern tip of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4050; Admiralty L1160; NGA 7032.

Frøya Lighthouses

Note: Frøya is an island north of Hitra, and also a municipality that includes an archipelago of islands scattered to the northeast well off the mainland coast. Several major lighthouses are located on these islands. The island of Frøya is accessible by ferry, but the smaller islands require private boat transportation.
Frøya South Coast (Frøyfjord) Lighthouses
Meholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted 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 a skerry in the southern entrance to the passage between Frøya and Indtian. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4516; Admiralty L1422; NGA 7832.
Flesa (Frøyfjord)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 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. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Easily confused with another Flesa in the Kråkvågfjord (see above). Located on a skerry in the eastern entrance to the Frøyfjord, the passage between Frøya and Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4510; Admiralty L1419; NGA 7820.
Frøyfjorden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and the tower is hard to see in Bing's satellite view. Located on a skerry in central portion of the Frøyfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4485; Admiralty L1407; NGA 7740.
Håvika (Håvik)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry just off the southwest coast of Frøya, about 3 km (2 mi) east of Titran. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4477; Admiralty L1402; NGA 7728.

Titran Area (Southwest Frøya) Lighthouses
Titran
1900. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 5 m (16 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof, base painted black. Google has a distant satellite view of the location. Located on the south side of Sandholmen, an island at the entrance to Titran, at the western tip of the island of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4469; Admiralty L1394; NGA 7708.
Sletringen (Slettringen)
1899. Active; focal plane 46 m (151 ft); two white flashes every 15 s; an additional isophase white light (period not listed) is displayed at 31 m (102 ft). 45 m (148 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a round concrete base and attached to a 2-story keeper's house. Tower painted red with two narrow white horizontal bands; base painted white. 1st order Fresnel lens (1923) in use. Odd Einar Helmersen's photo is at right, the Fyr-i-Fyr wiki has a page with a Kystverket photo, a Titran tourist site also has a page for the lighthouse, Jann Martinsen has a 2009 photo, and Marinas.com has aerial photos (labeled "Titran"), but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. This is Norway's tallest lighthouse. Located on a small island about 1.5 km (1 mi) west of Titran, the village at the western tip of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-214; NF-4468; Admiralty L1392; NGA 7704.
Kvisten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a rocky bluff on the north side of the southwestern peninsula of Frøya. Site status unknown. NF-4580; Admiralty L1452; NGA 7920.
Gulholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 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. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to a sheltered harbor on the north side of the southwestern peninsula of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4581; Admiralty L1454; NGA 7924.
Sletringen Fyr
Sletringen Light, Frøya, October 2006
Wikimedia public domain photo by Odd Einar Helmersen
Urdviksholmen (Orsvikholmen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted 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 a skerry about 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest of Sandvika on the west coast of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4588; Admiralty L1462; NGA 7948.
Humlingsværet (Homlingsvaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 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. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island, the largest of a group of islands and skerries off the west side of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4595; Admiralty L1466; NGA 7952.

Kya Lighthouses
Sunnkya (Sydkya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 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. No photo available, and the island is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1.4 km (0.9 mi) south of the Kya lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4598; Admiralty L1468; NGA 7956.
Litlleiskjæret (Lilleleiskjaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 8 m (26 ft) lantern mounted 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 a skerry about 0.8 km (1/2 mi) southeast of the Kya lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4600; Admiralty L1470; NGA 7960.
Kya (2)
1920 (station established 1906). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 12 m (39 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern, gallery, and enclosed watch room. Lighthouse painted white; lantern room painted red. Several 1-1/2 story cottages, part of a fishing camp; one may be a former keeper's house. Roger Husvik's photo is at right, and another photo is available, but the island is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Confusingly, this light has the same name as a major lighthouse described on the Trondheim Area page. Located on a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of the western tip of Frøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4602; Admiralty L1472; NGA 7964.
Kya Light
Kya Light, Frøya, July 2005
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by Roger Husvik

Frøya North Coast Lighthouses
Sulsleikua
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted with black and white horizontal bands, lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the north side of Frøya, about 4 km (2.5 mi) west northwest of Breivika. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4624; Admiralty L1492; NGA 7988.
Lyngøyholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted 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 a small island off the north coast of Frøya, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) north of Garnvika. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4618; Admiralty L1490; NGA 8016.

Sula Lighthouses
Håskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 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 skerry about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of the Sula lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4648; Admiralty L1503; NGA 8000.
* Sula (3)
1909 (daybeacon established 1793). Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); three white flashes every 30 s. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Entire lighthouse painted white. Original 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Keeper's house, shop, boathouse and other light station buildings. Sigurd Gartmann's photo is at right, another good 2007 photo is available, Geir Ole Søreng has a 2008 photo, Wikipedia has a Norwegian page with a good photo, Marinas.com has aerial photos, and Bing has a satellite view. This station is an important landfall light for the Trondheim area. The first beacon was replaced in 1804, but neither of these early beacons carried a light. In 2005 the light station was purchased by a foundation. Accommodations in the keeper's house are available. Located on a small island in the Norwegian Sea about 8 km (5 mi) north of Frøya. The island is accessible by ferry. Owner/site manager: Stiftelsen Sula Fyr. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-043; NF-4650; Admiralty L1504; NGA 8032.
Kalholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) square skeletal tower, the upper portion enclosed by siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Odd Einar Helmersen has a photo, but the light is not seen in Google's distant satellite view. Located at the north point of Kalholmen, an island about 1.8 km (1.1 mi) west of Sula. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4654; Admiralty L1508; NGA 8044.

Mausand Lighthouses
Måøya (Mauøy)
1900. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Approx. 7 m (23 ft) square pyramidal stone tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A distant view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southern point of Mauøy, an island in the Mausund group, about 400 m (1/4 mi) east of Kåvik. Site status unknown, but probably open. NF-4632; Admiralty L1496; NGA 8012.
Sula Light
Sula Light, Frøya, September 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Sigurd Gartmann
Landbøtskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) lantern mounted 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 a skerry about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of Mausand. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4677; Admiralty L1522; NGA 8092.
Vingleia (1)
1921. Inactive since 1985. 19 m (62 ft) square cylindrical wood tower rising from a 2-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. A photo is at right, Albert Holmen has a photo, another photo is available (about 1/3 the way down the page), an article on the lighthouse also has a photo, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, and Bing has a satellite view. The lighthouse has been renovated and is available for overnight and vacation accommodations. Located on a small island in the Norwegian Sea about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Mausund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Vingleia Fyrs Venner. ARLHS NOR-278.
Vingleia (2)
1985. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. Approx. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with one narrow black horizontal band; lantern roof painted red. A photo is at right, Albert Holmen has a photo, and another photo is available (about 1/3 the way down the page). Located adjacent to the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-423; NF-4673; Admiralty L1520; NGA 8088.
Østre Skotskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9.5 m (31 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 8 km (5 mi) northeast of Mausand. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4680; Admiralty L1526; NGA 8104.

Vingleia Light, Frøya, April 2006
Wikimedia public domain photo by Oddein
Gjæsingen (Gjesingen)
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 mounted on a base of unknown type. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. The lighthouse appears in the center of a distant view of the town, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Gjæsingen is a populated island about 12 km (7.5 mi) east northeast of Mausand. Located at the southern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4685; Admiralty L1528; NGA 8120.
Gjæsingbogen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7.5 m (26 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east of Gjæsingen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4688; Admiralty L1529; NGA 8116.

Froan Area Lighthouses
Bleika
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) cocrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 6 km (3.5 mi) south of the Finnvær light station (next entry). Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4705; Admiralty L1542; NGA 8156.
Finnvær (1)
1912. Inactive since 1985. Approx. 15 m (49 ft) square cylindrical wood tower rising from a 2-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. The Fyr-i-Fyr wiki site has a page with Harold Tronstad's photo (seen at right), and Wikipedia has a Norwegian page with a good photo, but the station is barely visible in Google's satellite view. Located on a small island in the Norwegian Sea about 27 km (16 mi) northeast of Mausund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-080.
Finnvær (2)
1985. Active; focal plane 18 m (56 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted with black and white horizontal bands; lantern roof painted red. Located adjacent to the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-416; NF-4710; Admiralty L1544; NGA 8160.
Kristianskjæra (Kristianskjaerene)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, and Bing has only a fuzzy satellite view of the skerry. Located on a skerry in the northern portion of the Froan island group. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4712; Admiralty L1546; NGA 8164.
Finnvær Lights
Finnvær Lights, Frøya
Kystverket photo by Harald Tronstad

Halten Lighthouses
Keilskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but clouds block Google's satellite view. Located on a skerry about 5.5 km (3.5 mi) southwest of the Halten lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4714; Admiralty L1547; NGA 8172.
Halten
1875 (originally built at Lista in 1853). Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); white flash every 4 s. 30 m (98 ft) stone tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with two narrow black horizontal bands. Two 1-1/2 story keeper's houses, boathouse, and other station buildings. A photo is at the top of this page, the Fyr-i-Fyr wiki site has a page with a Kystverket photo, Geir Maribu has a photo, and a fine closeup is available, but clouds block Google's satellite view. This was originally one of the twin lighthouses built at Lista, near Vestbygda in Vest-Agder county. It was dismantled in 1874 and rebuilt here the following year. Located on an island in the Norwegian Sea about 40 km (25 mi) northeast of Mausund. Accessible only by boat in heavy seas. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-106; NF-4718; Admiralty L1550; NGA 8176.
Skanken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) square pyramidal wood-shingled tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Kjell Korsan has a photo, and Aslak Raanes has a distant view. Located across the harbor from the Halten lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. NF-4720; Admiralty L1552; NGA 8180.

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised July 23, 2013. Lighthouses: 43. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.