Lighthouses of Norway: Nord-Trøndelag

This page lists lighthouses of Nord-Trøndelag county, which is just north of Trondheim in northwestern Norway. Most of the county is inland, but there is a short coastline on the Norwegian Sea.

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 - Nord-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 Nord-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.

Sklinna Lighthouse
Sklinna Light, Leka
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo

Upper Trondheimsfjord and Beitstadfjord Lighthouses

Stjørdal Lighthouses
* Stjørdal Havn
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) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Stjørdal is the location of the Trondheim airport. Located on the end of the quay at Stjørdal. Accessible by walking (or driving) the pier. Site open, tower closed. NF-4200; Admiralty L1268; NGA 7256.
Saltøy
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) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Helene Kristiansen has a fine photo, a closeup is available, and the shadow of the light is visible in a Google satellite view. Located at the western tip of an island in the Åsenfjord, a branch of the Trondheimsfjord about 25 km (15 mi) east of Trondheim. Site open, tower closed. NF-4202; Admiralty L1271; NGA 7260.

Note: The remaining townships of the upper Trondheimsfjord lie in the traditional district known as Innherred.
Frosta Lighthouse
[Tautra]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal cast iron lantern mounted on a concrete pad. Lantern painted white, roof red. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Tautra is an island in the entrance to the upper Trondheimsfjord, about 15 km (9 m) northeast of Trondheim. Site of a 13th century monastery, Tautra is accessible by bridge. Located on a promontory on the north side of the island. Site status unknown. NF-4203; Admiralty L1274; NGA 7268.

Levanger Lighthouse
Sandsøra
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 5.5 m (19 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Torbjørn Tybolt has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the southeastern point of the island of Ytterøya. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-4210; Admiralty L1280; NGA 7280.
Saltøy Light
Saltøy Light, Stjordal, August 2006
Panoramio photo copyright Frode I; permission requested

Inderøy Lighthouses
[Høsholmene]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (44 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a concrete pad. Lantern painted white, roof red. A closeup photo is available, but Google has only a distant satellite view of the location. Located at the tip of a rocky peninsula on the east side of the upper Trondheimsfjord, about 4 km (2.5 mi) south of Straumen. Site open, tower closed. NF-4220; Admiralty L1294; NGA 7300.
Stornesøra
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located at the northern point of Inderøy, on a promontory on the Beitstadfjord. Site status unknown. NF-4234; Admiralty L1308; NGA 7324.

Steinkjer Lighthouse
* Eggebogtangen (Bogatangen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Erik Stenvik has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the tip of a promontory opposite the waterfront of Steinkjer. Site open, tower closed. NF-4240; Admiralty L1312; NGA 7340.

Verran Lighthouses
Beitstadsund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 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. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the location. Located on eastern point of Rambergholmen, an island in the entrance to the Beitstadsund from the Beitstadfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-4235; Admiralty L1310; NGA 7328.
Verrasundet (Værrasundet)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, 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 a point of land on the north side of the entrance to the Verrasund from the Beitstadfjord. Site status unknown. NF-4230.

Coastal Lighthouses

Flatanger Lighthouses
Leiskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) lantern supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. This was originally the rear light of the Oterskjæret Range. Located on a skerry about 6 km (3.5 mi) west of Villa. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5015; Admiralty L1726; NGA 8528.1.
Trollsteinodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21.5 m (71 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southwestern point of Kvaløya, an island off Flatanger. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-5050; Admiralty L1732; NGA 8564.
Krokholmen
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) lantern mounted 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) west of Villa. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5062; Admiralty L1737; NGA 8580.
Villa
1839. Inactive since 1890. 15 m (49 ft) hexagonal cylindrical granite tower with watch room and gallery. The tower is unpainted stone. The Culture Ministry has a page for the lighthouse including the photo at right, Lars Forseth has a photo, Rune Klykken has a closeup, another photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse was designed to burn coal, and did so until it was converted to oil in 1859. Located on an island off Flatanger. Accessible only by boat. Site open, and it is probably possible to climb the tower as well. ARLHS NOR-276.
Villa Fyr
Villa Light, Flatanger
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo by Helen Hoff Lund
Ellingråsa (Ellingsråsa) (1)
1888. Inactive. 10 m (33 ft) 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. The house is painted white. It's not clear if the light was shown through the window or from a lantern since removed. The Culture Ministry's photo is at right, and another article has a photo showing part of the building. The Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. The station was purchased by Flatanger Kommune in 2005, and accommodations are now available. Located on the north coast of Byørøy, marking the passage between that island and Ellingen, about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Lauvsnes. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Ellingråsa Lighthouse Lodge. ARLHS NOR-071.
Ellingråsa (Ellingsråsa) (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 4 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. The Lighthouse Lodge has photos showing the new lighthouse. Located in front of the historic building. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Ellingråsa Lighthouse Lodge. NF-5091; Admiralty L1750; NGA 8672.
Feøya
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the northwest point of Feøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5090; Admiralty L1749; NGA 8668.
Ellingråsa Fyr
Ellingråsa Light, Flatanger
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo
Skjevillen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef off the north coast of Asholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5097; Admiralty L1756; NGA 8684.

Namsos Lighthouses
Flotra
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16.5 m (54 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Petter Hamnes has a distant photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 6.5 km (4 mi) northeast of Utvorda. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5105; Admiralty L1764; NGA 8692.
Bangsund
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) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, covered with siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on Brandøy, an island in the Lyngynfjord, marking the entrance to Bangsund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5122; Admiralty L1774; NGA 8708.
Levra
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 Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Surviksfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5130; Admiralty L1778; NGA 8716.

Southern Nærøy Lighthouses
Kjeøy (Kjeøya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 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, covered with siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Erik Stenvik has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the western tip of Kjeøy, an island near the east end of the Foldafjord, about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Geisnes. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5165; Admiralty L1790; NGA 8760.
Bertillen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 14 m (46 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and Bing has only an indistinct satellite view of the skerry. Located on a skerry about 3 km (2 mi) south of Nærøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5256.

Vikna Lighthouses
[Rørvik]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 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. Arno Siering has a closeup photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Ships on Norway's inside passage make a tight turn around this light, so it is often photographed. Rørvik is the seat of government for Vikna township. Located on Lille Lyngøy, a small island about 1.6 km (1 mi) east of the Rørvik waterfront. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5520; Admiralty L1909; NGA 9032.
Nærøysund (2)
1984. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Arno Siering has a photo, Hilfred Mikalsen has a photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the shoreline near the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. NF-5515; Admiralty L1904; NGA 9016.
Nærøysund (ex-Prestøy) (1)
1841 (relocated here in 1904). Inactive since 1984. 13 m (43 ft) lantern atop a 2-story wood keeper's house. House painted or stained light brown; lantern painted red. Arno Siering's photo is at right, a closeup 2007 photo and a view from the fjord are available, MarineTraffic.com has Kenneth Yttergard's photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. The lighthouse was originally built at Prestøy and was relocated to Nærøysund in 1904. The house has a modern appearance, so probably it has been altered from the original. Located on the north side of the Nærøysund, which separates the island of Vikna from the mainland, about 2 km (1.2 mi) southwest of Rørvik. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-175.
Prestøygalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); quick-flashing green light. 15.5 m (51 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef about 6 km (3.5 mi) southwest of Nærøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5510; Admiralty L1900; NGA 9012.
Stamnesskjærflua (Stavenesskjaerflu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a reef off the southern end of Indre Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5501; Admiralty L1899; NGA 9008.
Nærøysund Light
Nærøysund Light, Vikna, June 2012
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission
Sleipskjæret (Skaepskjaer)
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. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a small island just off the south coast of Mellom Vikna. Site open, tower closed. NF-5400; Admiralty L1893; NGA 9000.
Langholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7.5 m (25 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four straight piles. Lanter painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and clouds obscure Bing's satellite view. Located on near the southwest end of the narrow channel between Ytre Vikna and Mellom Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5410; Admiralty L1894; NGA 8972.
Sør-Hysskjæret (Sore Hyseskjaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 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 four straight piles. Lanter painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry off the south coast of Ytre Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5380; Admiralty L1889; NGA 8944.
Skarvskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9.5 m (31 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry southeast of Bondøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5375; Admiralty L1888; NGA 8940.
Grinna
1904. Active; focal plane 23 m (75 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 19 m (62 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a round stone base. Entire lighthouse painted red. A small keeper's house, also mounted on a tall stone base, stands next to the tower. A photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the light, Geir Ole Søreng has a view southward from the sea also showing the Gjæslingan lighthouse in the distance, and Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on a small skerry about 6 km (3.7 mi) east northeast of the Gjeslingan lighthouse in the mouth of the Follafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-099; NF-5295; Admiralty L1842; NGA 8872.
Grinna Fyr
Grinna Light, Vikna, July 2011
Flickr Creative Commons photo by GrahamAndDairne
Gjæslingan (Gjeslingan)
1877. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white flash every 10 s; also, continuous red and green lights are shown at 19 m (62 ft) to guide ships around nearby rocks. 24 m (79 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 4-story white concrete building was built behind the lighthouse in 1938; the building included a boat house, machine shop, and living quarters. Much of the interior of the concrete building has been destroyed by storm waves since the lighthouse was automated in 1987. A photo is at right,a 2007 photo and another photo are available, also a closeup (about 1/5 the way down the page), Sander Nijdam has a twilight view from the sea, and Google has a very distant satellite view. Wikipedia's article has a historic photo. Located on a small skerry in the wide mouth of the Follafjord about 15 km (9 mi) north of Lauvsnes. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-018; NF-5300; Admiralty L1846; NGA 8876.
Sør-Gjæslingan (Sondre Skarveskjær)
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 tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Tom Hanslien has a photo, and Google has a very distant satellite view of the skerry. Located about 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of the Gjæslingan lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. NF-5310; Admiralty L1852; NGA 8880.
Tronflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14.5 m (48 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry about 3 km (1.8 mi) southwest of Heimvær. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5317; Admiralty L1856; NGA 8888.
Heimvær (Heimværet)
Date unknown. 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 pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. The lighthouse can be seen in a view of the harbor, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the harbor entrance of Heimvær, on a small island about 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Rørvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5315; Admiralty L1854; NGA 8884.
Gjeslingan Fyr
Gjæslingan Light, Vikna, August 2006
Flickr photo copyright maybritth; permission requested
Kvitingen
1909. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island about 1.6 km (1 mi) north of Heimvær. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5320; Admiralty L1858; NGA 8898.
Nord-Blikkøya (Nordre Bilkoy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 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 red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Heimvær. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5325; Admiralty L1862; NGA 8900.
Nordøyan
1890. Active; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); continuous white light with a more intense flash every 40 s. 10 m (33 ft) round cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a round stone base. The back of the lantern is attached to the 2-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Light tower and lantern painted red, house painted white. The original 1st order Fresnel lens remains in use. A photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island at the southwestern end of the Nordøyan (North Islands) about 10 km (6 mi) southwest of the principal island of Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-033; NF-5335; Admiralty L1868; NGA 8908.
Purkholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four straight piles. Lanter painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on an island at the entrance to Nordøyan harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5345; Admiralty L1874; NGA 8916.
Veirskaftet
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); flash 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. Dag Hallvard Ystgaard has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northern tip of Nordøyan. Site open, tower closed. NF-5351; Admiralty L1882; NGA 8952.
Nordøyan Fyr
Nordøyan Light, Vikna
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo
Bendøyskæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Nordøyan (North Islands) about 5.5 km (3.5 mi) northeast of the Nordøyan lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5355; Admiralty L1884; NGA 8924.
Råholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (45 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 red. No photo available, and the lighthouse has not been found in Bing's satellite view. Located on a skerry about 4 km (2.5 mi) northeast of Nordøyan. Site open, tower closed. NF-5353; Admiralty L1883; NGA 8956.
Masterskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 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 is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the sound between Ytre Vikna and Kalvøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5445.
Nedre Måholmen (Måholmen Range Front)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white light, 2 s on, 2 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 a distant satellite view. Måholmen is an irregular island off the northeast coast of Kalvøy. Located near the west end of Måholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5554; Admiralty L1930; NGA 9108.
Øvre Måholmen (Måholmen Range Rear)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 17.5 m (57 ft) square skeletal tower with enclosed upper portion, lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. This light is at the location of the historic Måholmen Fyr (1907-1935). Located near the east end of Måholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5553; Admiralty L1930.1; NGA 9108.
Fruflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (45 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 12 m (39 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry just off the northeast coast of Kvaløy, and island off the northeast coast of Ytre Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5570; Admiralty L1933; NGA 9100.
Ravmnholmen (Ravnholmen)
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) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a very distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in a narrow passage around the east end of Indre Vikna. Site open, tower closed. NF-5542; Admiralty L1924; NGA 9072.

Northern Nærøy Lighthouses
Hummulråsa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, covered with siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southeastern end of the island of Svinøy. Site status unknown. NF-5535; Admiralty L1918; NGA 9056.
Svinstein
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 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 is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a bluff on the north side of Kvingla, marking a very narrow point of the inside passage about 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Rørvik. Site status unknown. NF-5531; Admiralty L1916; NGA 9052.
Øvre Gjerdinga (Range Rear)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28.5 m (94 ft); white light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery, covered with siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. The range guides vessels northbound on the inside passage. The front light is in a small lantern. Located on heights near the western end of the island of Gjerdinga. Site status unknown. NF-5536; Admiralty L1920.1; NGA 9068.
Rypån
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 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 Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Risværfjord, a section of the inland passage south of Dolma. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5623; Admiralty L1949; NGA 9160.

Leka Lighthouses
Jakobsflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (23 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 12 m (39 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the largest of a group of small islands about 8 km (5 mi) south of Sklinna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5580; Admiralty L1934; NGA 9096.
Sklinna
1910. Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red. The original 2nd order Fresnel lens remains in use. 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house, engine house, and other light station buildings also preserved. A photo is at the top of this page, Tom Kvalo has a closeup, and Bing has a satellite view. Sklinna is a former fishing village, abandoned in the 1890s; the area is now a protected nature reserve. Located at the highest point of the isolated island of Heimøya, easternmost island of the Sklinna archipleago, about 15 km (9 mi) north of Vikna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-207; NF-5600; Admiralty L1936; NGA 9128.
Bårdskjeret (Bardskjaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 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 Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry at the north entrance to Sklinna harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5602; Admiralty L1940; NGA 9136.
Madsøygalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 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 distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the inland passage off the south side of Madsøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5645; Admiralty L1960; NGA 9184.
Knerten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo is available, Odd Selboskar has a distant view, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the eastern entrance to the Frøviksund, the passage between Madsøy and Leka. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5654; Admiralty L1968; NGA 9200.
* Leknesvika (Bryggeneset)
1911. Active; focal plane about 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 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 the waterfront at Leknesvika, a small port on the northeast coast of Leka. Site open, tower closed. NF-5660; Admiralty L1974; NGA 9208.
Steinsflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 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 distant satellite view. Located on the northernmost of a chain of small islands and skerries in the Hortafjord, a broad passage north of Leka. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5664; Admiralty L1982; NGA 9216.
Abrahamskjeret (Abrahamskjaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9 m (30 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 at the southern end of the Horta Islands, about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Leka. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5670; Admiralty L1984; NGA 9220.
Emåriskjeret (Emariskjaer)
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) lantern and gallery 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 at the southeastern corner of the Horta Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5671; Admiralty L1986; NGA 9224.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

  • Måholmen (1907-1935), Vikna. Replaced by the Måholmen range lights. Bing's satellite view suggests that at least part of this station may survive.
  • Prestøy (1841-1904), Vikna. Replaced by the Nærøysund lighthouse; only foundation ruins remain.

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised August 7, 2013. Lighthouses: 51. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.