Lighthouses of Norway: Southern Helgeland

Helgeland is the southernmost district of Norway's Nordland County; roughly speaking, it includes that portion of the country's northwest coast between the Trøndelag (Trondheim area) and the Arctic Circle. There are no major ports in the district, but there are many small fishing villages. The coastline is quite rugged and deeply indented by many fjords. This page includes lighthouses of the southern half of Helgeland, from Bindal township northward through Alstahaug and Vefsn.

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

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

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

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

Bremstein Light
Bremstein Light, Vega
University Library of Tromsø photo

Bindal Lighthouses
Sandvikholmen
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 a satellite view. Located on the northern tip of an island in a narrow passage of the Bindalsfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5725; Admiralty L2006; NGA 9276.
Bindalsflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 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 about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Leka. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5680; Admiralty L1987; NGA 9228.

Sømna Lighthouses
Krabskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6.5 m (21 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 about 10 km (6 mi) northeast of Bindalsflesa. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5685; Admiralty L1988; NGA 9232.
Helgelandsflesa
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 3 km (2 mi) west of Kvaløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5695; Admiralty L1992; NGA 9240.
Lyngværgalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 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 off the southwest coast of Kvaløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5741; Admiralty L2016; NGA 9284.
* Sømnes (Jarholmen)
Date unknown (station established 1908). Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) octagonal pyramidal skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Elisabeth Spaans Mork has a good 2007 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Sømnes is an island in the entrance to Berg harbor from the Brønnøysund; the island is accessible by bridge. Located on the southern tip of the island. Site open, tower closed. NF-5845; Admiralty L2044; NGA 9372.
Sømnes Light
Sømnes Light, Sømna, October 2007
Flickr photo copyright Elisabeth Spaans Mork; used by permission


Brønnøy Lighthouses
Blåbakflua (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11m (36 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 11 m (36) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A photo is available (fifth photo on the page), and Bing has a satellite view. The lantern from the original lighthouse is on display at the Brønnøysund Båtforening in Brønnøy. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Located on a skerry about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northwest of Helløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5775; Admiralty L2024; NGA 9304.
Fleina
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 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 at the southwest end of a small island about 1 km (0.6 mi) north of Helløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5778; Admiralty L2025; NGA 9308.
Uttorgflesa (2)
1955 (station established 1910). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 13 m (43 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four concrete piles, mounted on the stone foundation of the original lighthouse (a 2-story wood keeper's house with light tower at one end). Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A very distant sunset view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The Lighthouse Directory has a page but no photo. Located on a low reef about 3.5 km (2 mi) north of the Blåbakflu light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-263; NF-5785; Admiralty L2027; NGA 9312.
Arnlangøya
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 5.5 m (19 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southwest end of a small island southwest of Torgnes. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5800; Admiralty L2031; NGA 9316.
Ertnbraken (Ertenbraken)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 14 m (46 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the highest of a group of dangerous skerries about 15 km (9 mi) west of Torgnes. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5835; Admiralty L2042; NGA 9360.
Kversteinen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the highest of a group of dangerous skerries about 16 km (10 mi) southwest of Vega. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5820; Admiralty L2039; NGA 9352.
Bjørntuva
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. NGA misspells the name "Bjorntua." Located at the northern tip of the island of Torget, about 3.2 km (2 mi) west of Brønnøysund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-263; NF-5793; Admiralty L2029; NGA 9332.
Hestøyodden
Date unknown (station established 1895). Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) octagonal lantern and gallery mounted on four piles rising from a square stone pier. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Bash's photo is at right, another closeup photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located just off the northern tip of Nordøya, marking the narrow northern entrance to the harbor of the town of Brønnøysund. Site open, tower closed. NF-5882; Admiralty L2064; NGA 9404.
Værholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Arno Siering has a photo, a view from the sea is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southern tip of Værøy, opposite the Hestøyodden light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5887.01; Admiralty L2070; NGA 9412.
Hestøyodden Fyr
Hesterøyodden Light, Brunnøy, October 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by C.W. Bash
Prestøyan (Østre Prestøy, Brønnøysund) (1)
1862 (relocated here in 1896). Inactive since 1935. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical wood tower attached to the front of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. The lantern has been replaced by a large wood observation room. Lighthouse painted white. Anro Siering's photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, Bash has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse was built on the island of Buholmen near Brønnøysund, then moved to Østre Prestøy in 1896. There are plans to restore the lighthouse to its original appearance. Located on a small island about 1 km (0.6 mi) northwest of the town of Brønnøysund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-062.
Prestøyan (Østre Prestøy, Brønnøysund) (2)
1935 (station established 1896). Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Anro Siering's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located in front of the historic lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5891; Admiralty L2074; NGA 9420.
Strømøyan (Strøymøyene)
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 and gallery mounted on a platform supported by four piles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the southern point of Ytre Strømøy, about 12 km (7.5 mi) north of Brønnøysund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5895; Admiralty L2078; NGA 9424.
Prestøy
Prestøyan Lights, Brønnøysund, July 2012
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission
Manndauden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a platform supported by four piles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the Velfjord about 800 m (1/2 mi) east of the ferry terminal at Horn. Accessible only by boat, but there are good views from the ferries between Horn and Anddalsvåg. Site open, tower closed. NF-5897; Admiralty L2080; NGA 9428.

Vega Lighthouses
Bremstein
1925. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); three white flashes every 40 s; also a second light at 27 m (89 ft): white, red or green depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 27 m (89 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. The lighthouse is unique in having two 2nd order Fresnel lenses, one for each light. Lighthouse painted red with one white horizontal band in the center. 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house, boathouse, and other station buildings. However, the engine house burned to the ground in 1996, and the assistant keeper's house was relocated to Bodø as a private residence. A photo is at the top of this page, Ronnie Pedersen has an excellent closeup, and Ivar Mikalsen has a distant view from the sea, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. The keepers house was leased in 2010 by a preservation organization, and a €1.2 million project to restore the station was underway in 2012. Located on a small island about 25 km (15 mi) west of Gladstad. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Bremstein Fyr DA. ARLHS NOR-007; NF-6000; Admiralty L2098; NGA 9436.
Bremsteinen (Heimøya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. Located on a largest island of a small group about 13 km (8 mi) northeast of the Bremstein lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6001; Admiralty L2102; NGA 9440.
Nordholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four piles atop a round rubblestone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black, cairn unpainted. Ronny Pedersen has a photo, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the island. Located on a skerry about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) northeast of the Heimøya light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6002; Admiralty L2104; NGA 9444.
Brynjulfskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical stone cairn topped by a lantern supported by four short piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black; cairn unpainted. No photo available, and Google has only a very distant satellite view of the skerry. Located on a skerry about 13 km (12 mi) northeast of Bremstein Fyr. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6010; Admiralty L2112; NGA 9456.
Ivarsbraken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on a skerry 3 km (2 mi) north of Brynjulfskjær. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6015; Admiralty L2114; NGA 9460.
Bubraken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on a small island 3 km (2 mi) east of Ivarsbraken. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6016; Admiralty L2115; NGA 9464.
Nordholmen Light
Nordholmen Light, Vega, July 2008
Panoramio photo copyright Ronny Pedersen; permission requested
Skjærvær (Tennholmen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. No photo available, but Google has a very distant satellite view. Skjærvær is a small inhabited island about 16 km (10 mi) northwest of Vega. Located on Tennholmen, a small island just north of Skjærvær harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6005; Admiralty L2108; NGA 9448.
Muddværet (Muddvær)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 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. Muddværet is a group of small islands about 4 km (2.5 mi) off the southwestern corner of Vega. Located on Sørleikua, a small island on the west side of the Muddværet group. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6020; Admiralty L2116; NGA 9468.
Håbranden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7.5 m (25 ft) lantern and gallery atop a stobe cairn. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the southwestern tip of Vega. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6041; Admiralty L2128; NGA 9488.
Sundsvoll
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Sundsvoll is a small port on the west coast of Vega. Located on a skerry off Sundsvoll. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6035; Admiralty L2122; NGA 9480.
Runden (Hysvær)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. Odd Selboskar has a very distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Hysvær is a large group of small islands off the northwestern corner of Vega; many of the islands have summer cottages. Located on a skerry at the southeastern corner of the Hysvær group. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6030; Admiralty L2120; NGA 9476.
Borgskjær (Igerøya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 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 satellite view. Located on a skerry off the harbor of Igerøya, at the northeastern corner of Vega. Accessible only by boat, but there's a good view from ferries arriving at Igerøya. Site open, tower closed. NF-6065.5; Admiralty L2138; NGA 9504.
Klabben
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 5 km (3 mi) off the southeastern corner of Vega. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6052; Admiralty L2132; NGA 9496.
Rotvikodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (16 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the tip of a promontory on the west side of Ylvingen, an island halfway between Vega and the mainland. Site status unknown. NF-5812; Admiralty L2037; NGA 9348.
Ylvingen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (44 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southeast side of Ylvingen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-5811; Admiralty L2036; NGA 9344.
Skogsholmen
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) concrete post light with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Skogsholmen is one of the larger islands in a complex group about 15 km (9 mi) north of Vega. Located on a skerry off the northern tip of Skogsholmen. ccessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6385; Admiralty L2268.6; NGA 9544.

Alstahaug Lighthouses
[Skjelva (1)]
1898. Inactive since 1952. Ruins of the original lighthouse, which had a light tower mounted on a 2-story wood keeper's house. The Lighthouse Association has a historic photo. Located on a small island about 3 km (2 mi) southwest of Mindlandet. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-206.
Skjelva (2)
1952 (station established 1898). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 12.5 m (41 ft) lantern mounted on an iron tripod. Arno Siering's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 3 km (2 mi) southwest of Mindlandet. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-6080; Admiralty L2142; NGA 9564.
Pålholmen
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 tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the north end of an island in the Tjøttafjord, off the north end of Mindlandet and about 3 km (2 mi) east of Tjøtta. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-6105; Admiralty L2152; NGA 9584.
Juldagan (Juledagene)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8.5 m (28 ft) round stone cairn with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash has a photo, Terje André Pettersen has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 10 km (6 mi) northwest of Tjøtta. Accessible only by boat; there's a distant view from highway 17 on the mainland. Site open, tower closed. NF-6122; Admiralty L2158; NGA 9604.
Skjelva Fyr
Skjelva Light, Alstahaug, June 2012
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission
Rosøygalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 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. Bash has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located off the northeastern end of Nordre Rosøya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6124; Admiralty L2160; NGA 9608.
Søre Sørøyholmen
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. Bash has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Søvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6131; Admiralty L2166; NGA 9616.
Søvik
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) round stone cairn with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Michael Boucher's photo is at right, Bash has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) north of Søvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6135; Admiralty L2168; NGA 9620.
Sandnessjøen (Helgelandsbase) (2)
Date unknown (station established 1912). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Bash has a photo, but Google has only a distant and fuzzy satellite view of the area. The light guides ships arriving at Helgelandsbase, a supply depot for oilfields offshore in the Norwegian Sea. The base occupies an artificial island connected to the mainland by a causeway. The original light was on a rock nearby. Located at the tip of the island, near Alstahaug. Site and tower closed, although the light is easily seen from the mainland. Site manager: NorSeaGroup AS. NF-6151; Admiralty L2178; NGA 9644.
Buøy (Buøya)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Buøy is an island just west of Austbø and about 8 km (5 mi) west of Søvik. Located on the northeastern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6425; Admiralty L2274; NGA 9944.
Søvik Fyr
Søvik Light, Alstahaug, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission

Vefsn Lighthouses
Sørnesskjær
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 skeletal tower, covered with wood siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Per Atle Eliassen has a 2007 photo, and Google has a very distant satellite view of the skerry. Located on a rocky point at the junction of the Vefsnfjord and the Sørfjord, about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Vefsn. Site open, tower closed. NF-6171; Admiralty L2190; NGA 9676.
Alterneset
Date unknown (station established 1905). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft) (?); white or red light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on six wood piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Per Atle Eliassen has a 2007 photo, but Google has only a distant satellite view. Located off a sharp promontory in the Vefsnfjord about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Mosjøen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-6173; Admiralty L2192; NGA 9680.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

  • Brønnøysund (1862-1896). The lighthouse was moved to Østre Prestøy (see Prestøyan, above). The modern light, Rødskjærsnaget (NF-5885, Admiralty L2068, NGA 9408) is a small light on a tripod just offshore from the former light station.

Notable faux lighthouses:

Adjoining pages: North: Central Helgeland | South: Nord-Trøndelag

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised August 14, 2013. Lighthouses: 45. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.