Lighthouses of Norway: Trondheim Area

This page lists lighthouses of the Trondheim region, in northwestern Norway, including all of Sør-Trøndelag county except the island townships of Hitra and Frøya.

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 Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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.
Online List of Lights - Norway
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas. Many of the photos for this area are by Ronald Wöhrn, Michael Boucher or Arno Siering.
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 by various photographers available from Wikimedia.
World of Lighthouses - Norway
Photos by various photographers available from Lightphotos.net.
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.

Agdenes Light
Agdenes Light, Agdenes, March 2011
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Michael Clarke

Hemne Lighthouses
[Magerøy (2)]
Date unknown (station established 1898). Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a concrete base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Siering's photo, but the small light is not seen in Google's satellite view. The light replaced a lighthouse, but we know little of the history of this station. Located opposite the island of Magerøy but on the mainland, on the south side of the Trondheimsleia, the channel on the south side of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-4070; Admiralty L1168; NGA 7048.
Flisa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 5.5 m (18 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A view from the fjord is available, but the lighthouse is hard to find in Google's satellite view. Located on the west side of the Hemnefjord, marking a narrow passage north of Tannvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4076.01; Admiralty L1173; NGA 7060.
Næløya (Nærøy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the east end of an island in the Hemnefjord about 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Tannvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4077; Admiralty L1174; NGA 7072.

Agdenes Lighthouses
Rognan (2?)
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) rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof, tower painted black. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, and Google has a satellite view. The Admiralty and NGA lists describe this light as being on a stone cairn, and there is such a cairn close by on the skerry of Rognan; Google has a satellite view that shows the cairn and the present light. Note: Siering's "Rognan" photo appears to be misplaced. Located on a dangerous reef off the west end of Sørleksa, in the channel around the eastern tip of Hitra. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4100; Admiralty L1190; NGA 7104.
Røysaneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 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. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a headland on the south side of the Trondheimsleia about 12 km (7.5 mi) west of the Agdenes lighthouse. Site status unknown; this light is accessible by road but may be on private property. NF-4121; Admiralty L1205; NGA 7148.
Agdenes (2)
1828 (station established 1804). Inactive since 1984. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a small 1-story keeper's cottage. Tower painted white; lantern roof is red. Michael Clarke's photo is at the top of this page, Agdenes Kommune also has a page for the lighthouse, Laila Kirstin has a closeup, Claußen has a photo, Bash has a view from the fjord, Wikimedia has a wintry view from the fjord, and Google has a satellite view. This is the oldest light station in the Trondheim area, but its light was blocked for certain directions of approach. To correct this problem, the lighthouse was replaced in 1984 by the Ringflua Light (seen at right) offshore. The old lighthouse was renovated in 2005-06 and was available for overnight accommodations for a time; however, the town's page for the light station says the building is currently owned by the Klæbu Savings Bank, presumably through foreclosure. Located at the west entrance to the Trondheimfjord in Agdenes Kommune. Site open, lighthouse open to paying guests. Owner/site manager: Klæbu Sparebank. ARLHS NOR-415.
Ringflua
1984 (?). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white; lantern roof is red. Bash's photo is at right, Trabas has Boucher's photo, Siering has a photo, Wikimedia has a wintry view from the fjord, Claußen has a photo, a view from the sea is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located just offshore from the historic Agdenes Fyr. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-418; NF-4140; Admiralty L1219; NGA 7176.
Ringflua Light
Ringflua Light, Agdenes, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Charles Bash

Trondheim Lighthouses
* Munkholmen (3)
Date unknown (station established 1798). Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Lantern mounted on the wall of a 17th century fort. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A 2007 closeup is available, Owen Morgan has a good photo, Trabas has Boucher's photo, Bash has a photo, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, and Google has a satellite view. Munkhomen is an island in the Trondheimfjord about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) northwest of the Trondheim waterfront; the island is seen in Andreas Solberg's photo below. The Munkholmen fort, built in the late 17th century, also served for many years as a prison. Now it is a city park, with a museum and restaurant. The Lilletorget Hotel and Conference Center operates a passenger ferry and offers tours of the island. Located on the west side of the fort. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-167; NF-4159; Admiralty L1232; NGA 7200.
Skansen
1916 (station establishment date unknown). Reactivated; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); continuous yellow light. 11 m (36 ft) round concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Roger Midtstraum has posted a great photo, Arve Johnsen also has a photo, Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, and Google has a satellite view and a closeup street view by Roar Bævre. This light was missing from the Norsk Fyrliste for a number of years, but it has now been restored and reactivated. Located at the end of the east breakwater, marking the east entrance to the harbor of the Trondheim Sailing Club on the west side of Trondheim. Accessible only by boat, but there are excellent views from shore. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-419; NF-4184; Admiralty L1257.
Lade Molja (Ladehamaren)
1920. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); green light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 10 m (33 ft) round tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a narrow red horizontal band around the front of the tower; the lantern roof is also red. The tower has a lean of about 7°, as seen in Andreas Solberg's photo at right. Trabas has Boucher's photo, Wikipedia has a photo by Erik Fløan, Claußen also has a good photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. A 2009 photo showed this lighthouse to be in need of restoration. Located at the north end of the Lade Mole, on the east side of the entrance to Trondheim's eastern harbor. Accessible only by boat; this mole does not appear to be walkable. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-417; NF-4165; Admiralty L1238; NGA 7204.
Brattøra Ytre Havna
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); continuous red neon light. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower with gallery, painted white. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Siering also has a photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater of the southwest harbor. Site and tower closed. NF-4180; Admiralty L1248; NGA 7216.
* Østmarktangen (Korsvika)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) square skeletal tower, covered by white siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Siering's photo, another closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. This light marks the entrance to the Strindfjord from the Trondheimfjord. Located on a promontory about 3 km (2 mi) northeast of downtown Trondheim. Site open, tower closed. NF-4193; Admiralty L1260; NGA 7240.
Lade Molja Light
Lade Molja Light and Munkholmen, Trondheim, March 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Andreas Äkre Solberg

Rissa Lighthouses
* [Rødberg (Røberg, Raudberg) (Fog Signal)]
1919. Inactive since 1986. Approx. 7 m (23 ft) square wood fog bell tower; the original bell is intact. Tower painted white. A lighthouse was built at this location in 1881 but deactivated in 1902. It does not survive. Michael Boucher's photo is at right, Siering has a photo, a closeup photo is available, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. This is the only Norwegian traditional fog bell tower surviving outside the Oslo area. Located on a point of land at Rødberg on the north side of the Trondheimfjord about 25 km (15 mi) west of Trondheim. Owner/site manager: Rissa Kystmuseum. Site open, tower closed.
* Rødbergsneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's closeup photo, Siering has a 2012 photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Located at the end of the mole of the small boat harbor of Rødberg. Site open, tower closed. NF-4148; Admiralty L1224; NGA 7184.
* Hysnes
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) square pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, Bash has a photo, a 2012 closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the north side of the Trondheimfjord about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northeast of the Rødberg fog signal. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. NF-4142; Admiralty L1222; NGA 7180.
Rødberg Fog Signal
Rødberg Fog Bell Tower, Rissa, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Flesagalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 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 satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Stjørnfjord, off Rissa's north coast. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4125; Admiralty L1208; NGA 7156.

Ørland Lighthouses
Ribeflua
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 9 m (30 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Gallery painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Siering has a photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal in the entrance to the Trondheimfjord about 5 km (3 mi) southwest of Uthaug. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4727; Admiralty L1558; NGA 8192.
Sandholmen
Date unknown. 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, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Herman Jelstad has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 5 km (3 mi) west of the Kjeungskjær lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4730; Admiralty L1561; NGA 8188.
Kjeungskjær
1880. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 20 m (66 ft) octagonal cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper's quarters. Entire lighthouse painted red. A Fresnel lens installed in 1906 continues in use. Henny Stokseth's photo is at right, Trabas has Boucher's photo, Rune Halvorsen has a 2011 photo, Claußen has a photo, Bob Richardson has a 2008 photo, Bash has a 2010 photo, Wikimedia has additional photos, Marinas.com has fine aerial photos, and Google has a satellite view. This integral design is unique among Norwegian lighthouses. The original roof failed to withstand the weather, so the top of the lighthouse was rebuilt in 1906, raising the height of the structure by 3 m (10 ft). Overnight accommodations in the lighthouse are available. Located on a rocky reef about 3 km (2 mi) west of Uthaug. Accessible only by boat, but there should be an excellent view from the Breidablikkveien, the coastal road extending westward from Uthaug. Site open, tower open to paying guests. Site manager: Kjeungen Kystlag. ARLHS NOR-137; NF-4729; Admiralty L1560; NGA 8200.
* Uthaug
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery, painted white. Arve Johnsen has a nighttime photo of the lighthouse in action, and Google has a satellite view. Uthaug is a small village with a large fish processing facility. Located at the end of the west breakwater at Uthaug. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-422; NF-4733; Admiralty L1562; NGA 8204.

Kjeungskjær Light, Ørland, September 2014
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Henny Stokseth

Bjugn Lighthouses
Tarva (2)
1956 (station established 1894). Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) round aluminum lantern mounted on the stone foundation of the former lighthouse. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. The original structure was a 1-1/2 story keeper's house with a lantern attached at ground level. The building was sold and relocated; we do not know its fate. The Lighthouse Association has a page with a historic photo of the light station. Located on Hegersteinen, a small island near the west end of Husøy, about 12 km (7.5 mi) northwest of Uthaug. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-246; NF-4740; Admiralty L1570; NGA 8216.
Kløvholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9.5 m (31 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the northwest coast of Været. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4747; Admiralty L1574; NGA 8228.
Store Flatholmen (Melstein)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island at the western end of the Melstein reef, a cluster of rocks and skerries about 16 km (10 mi) north northwest of Været. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4750; Admiralty L1576; NGA 8232.
Tørrskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 11.5 m (38 ft) lantern and gallery supported by piles atop a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles and cairn painted black. Trabas has Siering's distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a dangerous reef about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Husøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4739; Admiralty L1568; NGA 8220.
Bjugnskjæret
1899. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (22 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) stone cairn with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash's photo is at right, Trabas has Siering's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the west point of a dangerous reef about 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of Uthaug. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4737; Admiralty L1566; NGA 8212.
Valsholmflua
1908. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) tripod-supported tower with lantern, double gallery, and enclosed watch room. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Siering's closeup photo, Bash has a good photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a shoal about 5 km (3 mi) north of Uthaug. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4758; Admiralty L1585; NGA 8250.
Kråktaren
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 13 m (43 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Gallery painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off Meigården. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4765; Admiralty L1588; NGA 8260.
Bjugnskjæret Light
Bjugnskjæret Light, Bjugn, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Charles Bash
Haldorhamn (Haldorhavn)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory of the mainland opposite Valsøya. Site status unknown. NF-4763; Admiralty L1586; NGA 8256.
Faustanskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located in the entrance to a sheltered harbor at Faustan. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4775; Admiralty L1597; NGA 8276.
Treholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the north point of Treholmen, a small island about 8 km (5 mi) west of Lysøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4781; Admiralty L1602; NGA 8288.
Oddtaren
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9.5 m (31 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Siering's photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal southeast of the southern tip of the island of Asen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4782; Admiralty L1604; NGA 8292.
Asenvågøy (Asen, Adsenvågøy, Asenvågsøy)
1921. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) square cylindrical wood tower, attached to a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern and gallery red. A photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, Geir Ole Søreng has a good photo, Trabas has Bash's photo, additional photos are available, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse is available for meetings, tours, and overnight stays. Located atop a small island in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) northwest of Lysøysund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Stiftelsen Frohavet Lysøysund Kystkultursenter. ARLHS NOR-190; NF-4786; Admiralty L1608; NGA 8304.
Asenvågøy Fyr
Asenvågøy Light, Bjugn, July 2010
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Geir2m

Åfjord Lighthouses
Strandaunskjæret
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) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry on the north side of the Åfjord about 1.6 km (1 mi) southwest of Monstad. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4805; Admiralty L1628; NGA 8332.
Smørholmskjærene
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1.6 km (1 mi) west of Lauvøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4794; Admiralty L1616; NGA 8316.
Bingsholmråsa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a shoal off the northeastern tip of Lauvøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4810; Admiralty L1630; NGA 8336.
Sønstskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) square skeletal tower with enclosed upper portion, lantern and gallery. Trabas has Siering's distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the outermost of a group of skerries extending southwest from Linesøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4815; Admiralty L1636; NGA 8344.
Slåttøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry just off the east coast of Slåttøy, a smaller island off the southwest coast of Linesøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4816; Admiralty L1637; NGA 8352.
Krokholmen
1924. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Herman Jelstad has a photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island about 1.5 km (0.9 mi) southwest of the bridge. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4836; Admiralty L1656; NGA 8384.
Hosnaøyan
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on an island about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Stokkøy. NGA lists this light as Hosenoyene. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4848; Admiralty L1670; NGA 8408.
Stokkneset
1924. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. A distant view is at right, Trabas has Wöhrn's closeup photo, Michael Friedchen has a photo taken from the Stokksund Bridge, Sascha Fuchs has a photo, and another view is available (second photo on the page), but Google has only a distant satellite view and a very distant street view from the bridge. According to the Fyr-i-Fyr site, this is one of Norway's most photographed small lighthouses, because ferries and cruise ships must pass very close to it. Located at the southeastern tip of the island of Stokkøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-421; NF-4842; Admiralty L1660; NGA 8392.

Stokkneset Light, Åfjord, October 2003
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Hajotthu
Skjærvikpynten
Date unknown (station established 1892). Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. Trabas has Wöhrn's closeup photo, Dominique Salé has a photo, and Herman Jelstad has a photo, but Google has only a distant satellite view. Located at the narrowest point of the Stokksund about 600 m (3/8 mi) northwest of the Stokkneset light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-420; NF-4844; Admiralty L1664; NGA 8400.

Roan Lighthouses
Marflesa
1897. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5.5 m (19 ft) stone cairn with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Bash's photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1 km (0.6 mi) west of Brandsøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4852; Admiralty L1674; NGA 8416.
Kaura
1931. Active; focal plane 30 m (98 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 22 m (72 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper's quarters, mounted on a round stone base. Lighthouse painted red with one narrow white horizontal band; stone base painted white. A concrete boathouse is connected to the lighthouse by a concrete bridge. Trabas has Boucher's photo (also seen at right), Geir Ole Søreng has a good photo, a 2008 closeup is available, and Google has a satellite view. This design is the closest thing in Norway to the "sparkplug" cast iron lighthouses of the U.S. Sibling of Kya Fyr. Located on a small skerry in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) northwest of Roan. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-135; NF-4858; Admiralty L1682; NGA 8432.
Terningen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 4.5 m (15 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Not to be confused with the well-known Terningen lighthouse on Hitra. Located at the western tip of Terningen, an island on the south side of the entrance to the Bessakersund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4862; Admiralty L1686; NGA 8444.
Kaura Fyr
Kaura Light, Roan, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission

Osen Lighthouses
Ytterøyværet
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 7 m (23 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 an island about 1 km (0.6 mi) west of Ytre Skjervøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4871; Admiralty L1694; NGA 8460.
Kya
1920. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white flash every 10 s. 23 m (75 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper's quarters, mounted on a round stone base. Entire lighthouse painted red. A photo is at right, Geir Ole Søreng has a photo, Herman Jelstad has a photo, a good closeup is available, Trabas has Boucher's very distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Not to be confused with another, less well known lighthouse in Frøya. This is one of the most exposed lighthouses of the Norwegian coast, and despite its sturdy stone base it has suffered repeated storm damage over the years. It was a very difficult assignment for lightkeepers until the lighthouse was automated in 1958. Located on a tiny islet in the Norwegian Sea about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Sandviksberget. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-147; NF-5000; Admiralty L1722; NGA 8548.
Søre Raudøya (Søre Rødøy, Sondre Rodoy) (Range Front)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14.5 m (48 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, and Google has only a distant satellite view of the location. Located on the north point of Søre Raudøy, about 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Sætervågen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4891; Admiralty L1716; NGA 8508.
* Sætervågen (South Breakwater)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four straightpiles. Lantern painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. A 2012 photo is available, but Google has only a distant satellite view. Located at the end of the main breakwater mole of Sætervågen, a village about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) southeast of the Buholmråsa lighthouse. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. NF-4885; Admiralty L1708; NGA 8500.

Kya Light, Osen
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo (no longer online)
Saksa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern and gallery on a short skeletal tower mounted on piles. Lantern painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Bash's photo, but the light is barely visible in Google's distant satellite view of the area. Located on a skerry about 1.5 km (1 mi) west of the Buholmråsa lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-4896; Admiralty L1718; NGA 8520.
Buholmråsa
1917. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 23 m (75 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red with one white horizontal band. Two 1-1/2-story keeper's houses. A photo by Torstein Lenes is at right, Trabas has Wöhrn's photo, Claußen has a photo, Gunnar Storheim has a nice view from the sea, Bash also has a view from the sea, another good photo is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. The houses are available for overnight accommodations. Air raids during World War II damaged several of the buildings at this station, which marks the entrance to the Svefjord. Located on a small island off the end of a peninsula about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Sandviksberget. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Buholmråsa Fyr. ARLHS NOR-063; NF-4897; NF-4897; Admiralty L1720; NGA 8524.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

  • Raudøy (1864-1917), Roan southwest of Sætervågen. The lighthouse was deactivated in favor of the Buholmråsa lighthouse and subsequently demolished; only foundation ruins remain. ARLHS NOR-196.

Notable faux lighthouses:

Buholmråsa Light
Buholmråsa Light, Osen
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo by Torstein Lenes

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised June 28, 2017. Lighthouses: 48. Site copyright 2017 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.