Lighthouses of Norway: Vestfold (Larvik Area)

Norway is one of the world's most maritime nations. The country is long and narrow, with drowned valleys called fjords that bring the sea far inland in most regions. The mainland coast is estimated to be 2650 km (1650 mi) long, and when all the islands and minor indentations are counted the total coastline approaches an astonishing 60,000 km (37,500 mi), long enough the go around the world one and a half times. With such a lengthy and rocky shore, it's not surprising that Norway has a large number of lighthouses.

This page lists lighthouses of the county of Vestfold, which faces the west side of the Oslofjord and the north side of the Skagerrak on Norway's south coast. Sandefjord is the largest town in this region; Horten, Tønsberg, and Larvik are also important port towns.

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 B of the Admiralty List of Lights & Fog Signals. U.S. NGA List numbers are from Publication 115.

General Sources
Norwegian Lighthouse Association (Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening)
With pages in both Norwegian and English, the Association's site provides photos and information on selected lighthouses. There is a page for the lighthouses of Vestfold.
Online List of Lights - Norway North Sea
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas; many of these photos were taken by Michael Boucher, Ronald Wöhrn, or Capt. Peter Mosselberger.
Leuchttuerme.net - Oslo Fjord
Photos posted by Malte Werning.
Lighthouse Pages from Anke and Jens - Norway
Good photos and and brief accounts for some of the Oslofjord lighthouses, in English.
Norway Lighthouses
Photos by Larry Myhre.
Norsk Fyrliste
2014 edition of the Norwegian light list.
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.

Svenner Fyr
Svenner Fyr, Larvik, June 2009
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Øystein Andresen

Svelvik Lighthouses
Note: These lights are on the Drammensfjord, a western branch of the Oslofjord.
* Tømmerås Range Front (1)
Date unknown. Inactive. Approx. 10 m (33 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a red vertical stripe and a red roof on the lantern. Geir Knudsen has a photo, another photo (3/4 the way down the page) is available, and Google has a satellite view. Trabas has Boucher's photo of the active light (focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); red light occulting once every 6 s), shown from a skeletal mast mounted on a short stone pyramid. The range guides vessels departing Svelvik; new lights were needed because the channel was relaigned toward the west. Located at the northern tip of Batteriøya, a small island at the south end of Svelvik harbor. Site open, tower closed. NF-0272.74; Admiralty B2456; NGA 0578.
* Tømmerås Range Rear (1)
Date unknown. Inactive. Approx. 14 m (46 ft) square skeletal tower with a square lantern house and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a red vertical stripe on the lantern house. Boucher's photo is at right, and the light is centered in a Google satellite view. Trabas has Boucher's photo of the active light (focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); red light occulting once every 6 s), shown from a skeletal mast. Located on the mainland, off the Strandgaten in Svelvik. Site open, tower closed. NF-0272.72; Admiralty B2456.1; NGA 0579.
Svelvikrenna Nordvest
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 10 m (33 ft) post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with two narrow red horizontal bands; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, but the light is apparently too new to appear in Google's satellite view. Located on (or just off) a point of land at the southern end of Svelvik. Site open, tower closed. NF-0271.3; Admiralty B2450.6; NGA 0569.
Svelvikrenna Sørvest (Southwest)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a narrow red horizontal band; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the east side of the Svelvikrenna channel about 2 km (1.25 mi) southeast of Svelvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0270.1; Admiralty B2449.95; NGA 0554.
Tømmerås Range Rear Light
Old Tømmerås Range Rear Light
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission

Re Lighthouse
** Mulodden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (16 ft) lantern and gallery mounted atop a round concrete base. Lantern and gallery painted white, lantern roof red; the stone base is unpainted. A closeup photo is available, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. Mulodden is a public park on a peninsula at the southern entrance to the Sandebukta from the Oslofjord just east of Holmestrand. Located at the tip of the peninsula. Site open; visitors can easily climb steps to the gallery. ARLHS NOR-386; NF-0304; Admiralty B2474; NGA 0628.

Horten Lighthouses
* Horten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. B. Rehoff Larsen has a photo, Trabas has Boucher's photo, a closeup photo is available, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. Located at the end of the breakwater mole sheltering the small boat harbor in Horten; accessible by walking the mole. There should also be a good view from ferries crossing the Oslofjord between Horten and Moss. Site open, tower closed. NF-0307; Admiralty B2478; NGA 0632.
Bastøy (3)
1918 (station established 1840). Inactive since 1986. Approx. 14 m (46 ft) square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Building painted white, lantern and gallery red. The active light is on a post in front of the lighthouse (focal plane 13 m (43 ft); red light occulting three times every 10 s). A photo is at right, Werning has a photo, Anke and Jens have photos, Trabas has posted a very nice photo by Wöhrn, Søren Rodriguez has a December 2010 photo, Myhre has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. The original lighthouse was demolished in 1896, and a small light served until 1918. The house was transferred to the prison system and is used for meetings of prison personnel. Located on an island on the west side of Oslofjordens about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Horten. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Site manager: Kriminalomsorgen. ARLHS NOR-307; NF-0312; Admiralty B2480; NGA 0636.
Østenskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) octagonal lantern and gallery atop a square solid rubblestone tower. Lantern and gallery painted white, lantern roof red; the stone tower is unpainted except for a white vertical stripe painted up each face. Kjell-Arne Haraldsen has a distant view, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) southwest of Bastøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-387; NF-0315; Admiralty B2482; NGA 0644.
Bastøy Fyr
Bastøy Fyr, Horten, May 2007
Kriminalomsorgen photo

Tønsberg Lighthouses
Medfjordbåen (Mefjordbåen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 8 s. 13 m (43 ft) slender round cylindrical tower supporting a round "watch room" structure with a small lantern on the roof. Werning's photo is at right, Søren Rodriguez has a 2010 photo, Anke and Jens have a photo, Trabas has a photo by Wöhrn, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the lower Oslofjord about 3 km (2 mi) off the west coast, northeast of Tønsberg. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-302; NF-0316; Admiralty B2482.5; NGA 0646.
Torgersøy (2)
1890(?) (station established 1851). Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red, or green, depending on direction. Lantern and gallery mounted on a stone base. Approx. 6 m (20 ft) square "Swiss-chalet" wood fog bell tower, painted white, with open bell enclosure and bell. M. Prinke has a 2008 photo, and Bing has a satellite view. The lighthouse at this station was decommissioned and removed in 1890. The fog bell tower, built in 1911, has been inactive since 1983. The bell and striking mechanism are intact, and the station is perserved as a historic monument. Located at the northwestern point of an island on the west side of the Oslofjord off Tønsberg. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-249; NF-0320; Admiralty B2486; NGA 0656.
Narverød
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a concrete base. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. This light guides vessels approaching Tønsberg in the channel north of Torgersøy. Located on a dock off the Hermelinveien southeast of Tønsberg. The dock is probably private. Site status unknown. NF-0322; Admiralty B2488; NGA 0660.

Medfjordbåen Fyr, Tønsberg
photo copyright Malte Werning; used by permission
* Kalnes (Range Rear)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 4 s. 9 m (30 ft) square concrete post carrying a large round lantern. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, Are Karlsen has posted a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. This light guides vessels westbound into Tønsberg; the front light is on the Nøtterøy bridge. Located on the south side of the Tønsbergfjord, which is quite narrow at this point, about 800 m (1/2 mi) west of the Nøtterøy bridge. Site open, tower closed. NF-0395; Admiralty B2554.1; NGA 0784.
* Nordbyen (Range Front)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (16 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting but the period is not given by NGA. 6 m (20 ft) round tower with a round lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, another photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. This range guided vessels eastward through the north end of the Tønsbergfjord to Tønsberg. Both lights are active, but the Norsk Fyrliste no longer lists them as a range. Located on the waterfront on the western side of Tønsberg, off the street called Nordbyen. A short mole leads to within a few feet of the lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. NF-0396; ARLHS NOR-392; Admiralty B2562; NGA 0788.

Nøtterøy Lighthouses
Kalvetangen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a concrete base. Google has a street view, and Bing has a satellite view. This light guides vessels approaching Tønsberg in the channel north of Føynland, a large inhabited island. Located at the northern point of Føynland. Site and tower closed (private property). NF-0326; Admiralty B2492; NGA 0676.
Huikjæla
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) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four piles. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the south end of Ramsholmen, one of a cluster of small islands in the Oslofjord off Nøtterøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0340; Admiralty B2498; NGA 0694.
Fulehuk (2)
1916 (station established 1821). Inactive since 1989. 17 m (56 ft) square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, attached by a 1-story connection to a 2-story masonry keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Boathouse and other light station buildings. The active light (focal plane 10 m (33 ft), red light occulting once every 6 s) is on a short skeletal tower that can't be seen in the available photos. Larry Myhre's photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, Trabas has a panoramic view by Wöhrn, Werning has a photo, Anke and Jens have photos, Casper Kongstein has another good photo, and Bing has a satellite view. The community of Nøtterøy bought the property from the Kystverket in 2005, and the station is now available for overnight rental. Located on a small island in the Oslofjord about 15 km (9 mi) southeast of Tønsberg. Accessible only by boat, but water taxi service is available. Site and tower closed. Site manager: Fulehuks Venner. ARLHS NOR-015; NF-0336; Admiralty B2496; NGA 0680.
Hollanderbåen
1989. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 20 m (66 ft) round cylindrical tower supporting a round observation room, with gallery, topped by a lantern. Tower painted white; lantern and observation room roof painted red, gallery black. Werning has a good photo, Anke and Jens have a photo, and Trabas has posted a good photo by Wöhrn. This light took over the principal function of the Fulehuk lighthouse in guiding ships on the Oslofjord. Located near the center of the Oslofjord about 20 km (13 mi) southeast of Tønsberg. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-312; NF-0335; Admiralty B2495; NGA 0682.
Vassholmen (Vasholmen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 ft), flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 5 m (17 ft) lantern, painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the west side of Vassholmen, a small island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) southeast of Nøtterøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0360; Admiralty B2520; NGA 0724.
Fulehuk Light
Fulehuk Fyr, Nøtterøy, June 2008
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Larry Myhre

Tjøme Lighthouses
Leistein
1913. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 10 s. Approx. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lighthouse painted white, piles black; lantern roof is red. A distant photo is available (near the bottom of the page), and Bing has a distant satellite view. Wikimedia has a closeup photo of a stone cairn at the highest point of the island. Located on a skerry in the Oslofjord about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Arøysund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-383; NF-0341; Admiralty B2500; NGA 0688.
Store Færder (3)
Date unknown (station established 1697). Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red, or green, depending on direction. 5.5 m (18 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. The original fire tower was replaced in 1802 by a coal-fired stone tower; a Fresnel lens was added in 1852, but the lighthouse was deactivated when the Færder lighthouse was completed five years later. Today only the stone foundation ruins of the 1802 station remain. Located at the northern end of Store Færder, an island in the southwestern entrance to Oslofjorden about 8 km (5 mi) east of Tjøme. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-305; NF-0351; Admiralty B2510; NGA 0008.
Færder (Lille Færder, Tristein)
1857. Active; focal plane 47 m (154 ft); two white flashes every 10 s. 43 m (141 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted dark red with one white horizontal band. The original 1st order Fresnel lens is in use. Two keeper's houses and a semaphore station building (the only such building surviving in Norway). Staffed station. Ole Gaasø's photo appears at right, J. Wremer has a 2009 photo, Geir Røsset has a nice view, and Huelse has a historic postcard view, but Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. This magnificent lighthouse is the landfall light for Oslo. With all its buildings intact and well preserved, Færder is one of the most historically authentic stations in northern Europe. The iron for the light tower was cast in Norway by Bærums Verk. The 150th anniversary of the lighthouse was celebrated in 2007. Located on a small island off the southwestern entrance to Oslofjorden, 5 km (3 mi) south of the Store Færder station it replaced. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-254; NF-0001; Admiralty B2506; NGA 0004.
Laksskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 10.5 m (34 ft) lantern and gallery on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles black. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on Lakssjær, a reef at the southeastern corner of the cluster of skerries and reefs off the south end of Tjøme. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0350; Admiralty B2508; NGA 0708.

Færder Fyr, Tjøme, July 2008
Wikipedia Creative Commons photo by Ole Gaasø
* [Verdens Ende (replica)]
1932. 6 m (20 ft) square rubblestone pyramid on a square base. A small lantern is suspended from a boom that rests across the top of the tower. A 2009 photo is available, and Wikimedia has an excellent photo (notice the Færder lighthouse in the distance), but the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view of the area. This tower is a replica of a vippefyr, a small stone fire beacon of a type common on the Norwegian coast before the advent of regular lighthouses. "Verdens Ende" means "End of the World" in Norwegian. Located on the southernmost tip of Tjøme, an island on the west side of the entrance to Oslofjorden, with a supurb view of the Skagerrak and the Færder lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: unknown.
Østre Vakersholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Boucher's photo (also seen at right), and Bing has a satellite view. This light guides vessels through a very narrow passage in the lower Tønsbergfjord. Located on the east side of the island of Vakersholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0374; Admiralty B2532; NGA 0744.

Sandefjord Lighthouse
Holtskjær (Holskjæren)
Date unknown. Actove; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 8 m (26 ft) lantern on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. A distant view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry marking the east side of the entrance to the Sandefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-254; NF-0409; Admiralty B2572; NGA 0804.

Larvik Lighthouses
** Svenner (2)
1900 (station established 1874). Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting once every 10 s. 19 m (62 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted dark red. 1st order Fresnel lens in use. A complete station, staffed until recently, with three keeper's houses, engine house, forge, and boathouse. Fog cannons from the station are now on display at the Norsk Sjøfartsmuseum (Norwegian Maritime Museum) in Oslo. Øystein Andresen's photo is at the top of this page, Kent Johansson has a 2009 photo, Vegar Berger Vannebo has a fine closeup, Wikimedia has a good photo, and Google has a satellite view. After the station was finally automated in 2003, the buildings were transferred to the Vestfold Fylkeskystlag (Vestfold Coastal Association), which has made them available for overnight accommodation; guided tours are also offered. Located on a small island about 3 km (2 mi) offshore and 7 km (4.5 mi) southeast of Stavern. Boat transportation is available from Stavern. Site open, tower open for tours in the summer. Site manager: Svenner Fyrstasjon. ARLHS NOR-044; NF-0417; Admiralty B2578; NGA 0816.
Østre Vakersholmen Light
Østre Vakersholmen Light, Tjøme
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
* Larvik Havn
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 5.5 m (18 ft) round cylindrical white tower with lantern but no gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the Larvik waterfront in front of the Farris Bad hotel and conference center. Site open, tower closed. NF-0428; Admiralty B2588; NGA 0836.
Stavernsodden (1)
1855. Inactive since 1874. 4 m (13 ft) round cylindrical granite tower; lantern removed. This small tower is on the right of the current lighthouse in an aerial photo of the station. This tower is considered to be a very rare survivor of its era. The lighthouse was replaced in order to provide a tower capable of carrying a first order lantern. ARLHS NOR-319.
Stavernsodden (2)
1874 (station established 1855). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7 m (23 ft) square shingle-covered tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white, lantern red. Arnstein Rønning's photo is at right, Dag Øien has an excellent photo, a view from the sea is available, Trabas has a distant view by Wöhrn, and Bing has a satellite view. The light tower adjoins one corner of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house; the station also includes an assistant keeper's house, engine house, boathouse, and other structures. The station was automated in 1984. Since 2002, it has been a test facility for the Norwegian weather service. Located at the southernmost point of Stavernsøy, the island protecting the harbor of Stavern, on the west side of the entrance to the Larviksfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed; the lighthouse is best viewed from the sea. Site manager: Norsk Meteorologisk Institutt (Stavernsodden Teststasjon). ARLHS NOR-225; NF-0420; Admiralty B2582; NGA 0820.
Stavernsodden Fyr
Stavernsodden Fyr, Larvik, May 2010
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Arnstein Rønning
Tvistein
1908. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1.5 s on, 3.5 s off. 12 m (36 ft) square cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Additional 2-story keeper's house and other light station buildings. Another photo is available (second photo on the page), there's also a distant view, Trabas has Wöhrn's view from the mainland, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the light station, and Bing has a satellite view. In 2006 the light station was sold to private individuals. Located on a small island in the Skagerrak about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Nevlunghavn. Accessible only by boat, but tours seem to be available. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-294; NF-0435; Admiralty B2592; NGA 0844.
Fugløyskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); green flash every 5 s. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with gallery; lantern removed. Tower painted white with one green horizontal band. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, but the light is apparently too new to appear in Bing's satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to the Langesundfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0450; Admiralty B2597.6; NGA 0892.
* Åmlirogna
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white, lantern red. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the entrance to the Langesundfjord about 2 km (1.2 mi) northwest of Nevlunghavn. The island is accessible by bridge. Site open, tower closed. NF-0451; Admiralty B2595; NGA 0880.
Arøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22.5 m (74 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Tower covered with white siding; lantern is white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the west side of Store Arøy, an island in the Langesundfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0443; Admiralty B2602; NGA 0856.
Kjørtingen Southeast
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 19 m (62 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white with a green horizontal band, lantern white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. The four Kjørtingen lights marks the ends of a dangerous passage in the Langesundfjord, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northeast of Langesund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0445; Admiralty B2607; NGA 0889.
Kjørtingen Southwest
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); red light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 17 m (56 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white with a red horizontal band, lantern white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located about 200 m (660 ft) west southwest of the Kjørtingen Southeast light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0444; Admiralty B2608; NGA 0890.
Kjørtingen Northeast
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); green light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 19 m (62 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white with a green horizontal band, lantern white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0447; Admiralty B2606; NGA 0888.
Kjørtingen Northwest
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 15 m (49 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Tower painted white with a red horizontal band, lantern white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo (also seen at right), and Google has a satellite view. Located about 200 m (660 ft) west southwest of the Kjørtingen Northeast light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-0446; Admiralty B2605; NGA 0887.
Kjørtingen Northwest Light
Kjørtingen Nordvestre (Northwest) Fyr, Larvik
photo copyright Capt. Peter Mosselberger; used by permission

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