Lighthouses of Norway: Stavanger Area (Central Rogaland)

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. 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 Stavanger area in central Rogaland County, including the fjords extending to the east and northeast of Stavanger. Lighthouses of the southern part of Rogaland are on the Eigersund Area page, and those of the northern area are on the Haugesund Area page.

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 Rogaland.
Online List of Lights - Norway North Sea
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas; for this area many of the photos were taken by Ronald Wöhrn, Michael Boucher, or Sigurd Vermundsen.
Lighthouse Pages from Anke and Jens - Norway
Excellent photos of more than 60 Norwegian lighthouses.
Lighthouses in Stavenger Area
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.


Tungenes Light, Randaberg, August 2007
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo copyright Jarle Vines

Lighthouses of Stavanger Harbor and Its Approaches

Kvitsøy Lighthouses
Note: The Kvitsøy municipality occupies a small group of islands about 8 km (5 mi) west of the entrance to Stavanger's harbor. There is a town (Ydstebøhavn) on the largest island, and ferry service is available daily from Stavanger.
Gjerdholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 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. Rainer Schütz has a good photo, Trabas has a very distant photo by Ronald Wöhrn, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the southeast coast of Kvitsøy. ARLHS NOR-353; NF-1038; Admiralty B3252; NGA 2148.
Sandholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the east coast of Kvitsøy. NF-1043; Admiralty B3253; NGA 2160.
Piggskjeret
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) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island about 1.6 km (1 mi) south of Kvitsøy. NF-1044; Admiralty B3254; NGA 2168.
Klauaskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); continuous red light; the light is also floodlit in yellow light. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, painted white with a red roof. Stefan Kontradowitz has a 2011 photo, a 2009 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the approach to Ydstebøhavn; accessible only by boat but easily seen from ferries. Site open, tower closed. NF-1031.3.
** Kvitsøy (2)
1829 (station established 1700). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); 4 white flashes every 40 s. 27 m (89 ft) octagonal stone tower with lantern and gallery. 2nd order Fresnel lens in use. Tower painted white, lantern red. Kalev Kavad has the photo at right and also a December 2008 photo, E. Vaage has a nice photo of the lighthouse above the village, and Bing has a satellite view. The first light was a "bucket light" displayed from a mast. (In 2005, a replica of this light was built next to the lighthouse.) The 1829 lighthouse had a height of 18 m (59 ft); the tower was extended by 7 m (23 ft) in 1859 and gained another 2 m (7 ft) when a first order lantern was installed in 1910. The tower was designed to incorporate keeper's quarters, but the Lighthouse Association page says the interior is "relatively bare" today. The lighthouse is located near the west end of the island in the village of Kvitsøy. Site open; guided tours of the tower can be arranged in Ydstebøhavn. Site manager: Kvitsøy Kommune. ARLHS NOR-146; NF-1020; Admiralty B3246; NGA 2108.
Kvitsøy Fyr
Kvitsøy Light, Kvitsøy, November 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Kalev Kevad
Kalveneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); one long flash every 10 s, white, red or green, depending on direction. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the northwestern tip of Kvitsøy. NF-1045; Admiralty B3255; NGA 2180.

Randaberg Lighthouses
**** Tungenes
1828. Inactive since 1984. Approx. 12 m (39 ft) square cylindrical tower rising from the seaward side of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. 4th order Fresnel lens mounted in the lantern. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Other station buildings include a 2-story principal keeper's house (1938) and a 1-1/2 story assistant keeper's house (1958). Jarle Vines's photo is above, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, L.C. Nøttaasen has a 2011 closeup, Cbull Gjertsen has a 2008 photo, Wikimedia has additional photos, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Google has a satellite view. The lighthouse was deactivated in favor of the Bragen light (next entry) offshore. The station has been fully restored to its 1930s appearance; it serves as a fine arts center and lighthouse and maritime museum. One of the buildings houses a café. The lighthouse marked the cape at the south side of the entrance to Stavanger harbor. Located at the end of the Tungenesveien on the west side of Randaberg. Site open; museum and tower open in the afternoons daily mid June through mid August and on Sundays February through June and August through November. Owner: Randaberg Kommune. Site manager: Jærmuseet (Tungenes Fyr). ARLHS NOR-048.
Bragen
1984. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 14 m (46 ft) concrete post light with a small fiberglass lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Alexander Wilhelmsen's photo is at right, Trabas has an excellent photo by Wöhrn, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Wöhrn's photo shows an older beacon next to the modern light; we don't know if this was always a daybeacon or if it was ever a lighted aid. This light replaced the historic Tungenes lighthouse; it is located on a tiny island about 800 m (1/2 mi) northwest. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-297; NF-1055; Admiralty B3262; NGA 2196.

Stavanger Lighthouses
* Dusiviga (Dusavika, Vardeneset) (3)
1914 (station established 1865). Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern painted white with a red roof and mounted on a round rubblestone base. Trabas has a closeup photo by Boucher; a sunset photo is also available, and Google has a satellite view. Located off the Dusavikveien in Stavanger, marking the entrance to the Åmøfjord, which forms the city's inner harbor. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-328; NF-1059; Admiralty B3266; NGA 2204.
Tjuvholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern painted white with a red roof and mounted on a concrete pad. Trabas has a photo by Rainer Arndt, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Located at the south side of a small island about 800 m (1/2 mi) northwest of the Stavanger waterfront. Accessible only by boat. NF-1067; Admiralty B3272; NGA 2252.
* Valbergtårnet
1863. Inactive since 1865. 26.5 m (87 ft) octagonal stone watchtower with a pyramidal copper roof and cupola. A good photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This historic tower, a well-known landmark in Stavanger, was completed in 1853 and used only briefly as a lighthouse. Watchmen manned the tower to warn of fires. The building is now a private art gallery. Located on the Valberggata, on the east side of Stavanger's traditional harbor. Site open, tower status unknown.
Bragen Fyr
Bragen Light, Randaberg, November 2010
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Alexander Wilhelmsen
Pannevigodden (Pannevikodden)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. Lantern, painted white with a red roof and mounted on a platform supported by four piles. A closeup photo and a second photo are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the tip of a promontory on the east side of Stavanger, marking the entrance to the Gansfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-1077; Admiralty B3280; NGA 2268.
Åmøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern, painted white with a red roof and mounted on a platform supported by four piles. Jonathan Björklund has a photo (third photo on the page), Trabas has a very distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northeastern tip of Austre Åmøy, an island northeast of Stavanger. Site open, tower closed. NF-1106; Admiralty B3309; NGA 2332.

Rennesøy Lighthouses
Linesund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern mounted on a rubblestone base, painted white with a red roof. Trabas has a distant view, and Google has a good satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Linesund, a narrow passage between the islands of Sokn and Åmøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1110; Admiralty B3311; NGA 2348.
Gryda
1914. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6 m (20 ft) tripod tower with a fiberglass lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located in the Kvitsøyfjord about 1.5 km (1 mi) northeast of the Tungenes lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-329; NF-1056; Admiralty B3264; NGA 2200.
* Fjøløy (2)
1983 (station established 1849). Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting in groups of two, period unknown. 7 m (23 ft) post light with a small lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A 1-story keeper's house survives at this site, but it may be endangered by lack of maintenance. The original lighthouse was demolished. Roar Johansen's photo is at right, Trabas has Boucher's photo, a good 2008 photo is available, Johannes Carlsen has a closeup of the lantern, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southwest side of Fjøløy, an island directly across the Kvitsøyfjord from the Tungenes lighthouse. The island is accessible from Stavanger by the Byfjord Tunnel and a series of bridges. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-081; NF-1048; Admiralty B3258; NGA 2188.
Mastrafjord
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a rubblestone base, painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northwestern point of Klosterøy. Site status unknown. NF-1117; Admiralty B3315; NGA 2376.

Fjøløy Light, Rennesøy, 2006
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Roar Johansen

Lighthouses of Fjords East and Northeast of Stavanger

Sandnes Lighthouse
Tingholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (25 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) square pyramidal tower with lantern. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Herbert Testmann has a closeup, Philip Elberling has a good photo, Trabas has a distant photo, another photo is available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an island on the south side of the entrance to the Høgsfjord about 5 km (3 mi) northeast of Hommersåk and 8 km (5 mi) by sea east of Stavanger. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. ARLHS NOR-343; NF-1082; Admiralty B3288; NGA 2276.

Forsand Lighthouse
Geitanes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 4.5 m (15 ft) lantern mounted on a round stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo is available, but shadows hide the light in Google's satellite view. Located on a reef in the Lysefjord about 3 km (2 mi) west of Lysebotn. Accessible only by boat, but easily seen from ferries on this very scenic fjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-1090; Admiralty B3298; NGA 2296.
Lysefjorden
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 wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Alexander Wilhelmsen's photo is at right, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the north side of the Lysefjord about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of the Songesand ferry terminal. Site open, tower closed. NF-1088; Admiralty B3296; NGA 2292.

Strand Lighthouses
Håhammaren
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a headland about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) south of Jørpeland. Site open, tower closed. NF-1099; Admiralty B3306; NGA 2312.
Kvernanes (Tau)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A closeup photo and a distant view are available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located off a headland on the north side of the entrance to the harbor of Tau, an important ferry terminal. Accessible only by boat, but easily seen from ferries arriving from Stavanger. Site open, tower closed. NF-1118; Admiralty B3318; NGA 2380.
Lysefjorden Light
Lysefjorden Light, Forsand, March 2009
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Alexander Wilhelmsen

Hjelmeland Lighthouses
Langholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on an island in the entrance to the Årdalsfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-1125; Admiralty B3332; NGA 2400.
Ølesund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. Located at the village of Ølesund, on Randøy about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of the Randøy bridge. Site status unknown. NF-1128; Admiralty B3334; NGA 2404.

Finnøy Lighthouses
* Talgje
1904. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Leif Halvorsen has a 2011 photo, a small photo is available (at the bottom of the page), and Google has a satellite view. Talgje is an island in the Hillefjord about 12 km (7.5 mi) northeast of Stavanger. Located at the southeastern tip of the island. Site open, tower closed. NF-1120; Admiralty B3322; NGA 2388.
Helgøysund
Date unknown (station established 1888). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo is available, but Google has only a very distant satellite view of this location. Located on a small island off the eastern tip of Talge (not the same as Talgje), almost directly under the bridge linking Talge to the neighboring island of Nedsttun. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1140; Admiralty B3354; NGA 2444.
Ombo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19.5 m (64 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, and Google has a only a fuzzy satellite view of the area. Located on a headland on the northwest side of the large island of Ombo. Site status unknown. NF-1139; Admiralty B3350; NGA 2440.

Suldal Lighthouses
Barkeneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a headland on the northwest side of the entrance to the Økstrafjord from the Jelsafjord, about 5 km (3 mi) east of Jelsa. Site status unknown. NF-1130; Admiralty B3339; NGA 2412.
Ottøya
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located atop a cliff at the north end of Ottøy, opposite Marvik. Site status unknown. NF-1153; Admiralty B3376; NGA 2480.
* Hamborneset (Hamborgneset)
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. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Sven Voldum has a photo, another photo of this scenic site is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at a bend in the Sandfjord, on the south side of the fjord, about 8 km (5 mi) southwest of Sand. Site open, tower closed. NF-1158; Admiralty B3384; NGA 2492.
Eidsneset (Eidsnes)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located at Eide, about 1.2 km (3.4 mi) north of the ferry terminal at Sand. Site status unknown. NF-1163; Admiralty B3388; NGA 2500.
Dragsneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the extreme northwest corner of Suldal County, marking the junction of the Vindafjord and the Krossfjord. Site status unknown. NF-1177; Admiralty B3400; NGA 2536.

Sauda Lighthouses
* Saudnes (Saunes)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4.5 m (15 ft) octagonal lantern standing on an octagonal concrete base. Lantern painted white; lantern roof is red. A closeup photo is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at he base of a headland about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) southwest of Sauda. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. NF-1167; Admiralty B3394; NGA 2520.
Solandsneset (Solandsnes)
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 wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the west side of the Saudafjord about 16 km (10 mi) south of Sauda. Site status unknown. NF-1165; Admiralty B3392; NGA 2508.

Southern Vindafjord Lighthouses
Sønnanåneset (Sunnananeset)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, and Google has only a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a headland on the east side of the entrance to the Sandeidsfjord from the Vindafjord. Site status unknown. NF-1175; Admiralty B3396; NGA 2528.

Tysvær Lighthouses
Toftøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12.5 m (41 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) square pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the southern tip of Tostøy, an island facing a borad open section of the Boknafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1145; Admiralty B3358; NGA 2452.
Årviksund
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 mounted on a platform suported by piles. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a shoal off the northeast end of Årviksholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1146.
Urdholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Vermundsen's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the northeastern end of Urdholmen, an island in the Førlandsfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1182; Admiralty B3410; NGA 2556.
Boknaflæet (Raudholmflu)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Vermundsen's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the western entrance to the Førlandsfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1185; Admiralty B3411; NGA 2560.

Bokn Lighthouses
Ognaskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Vermundsen's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the channel between Ognøy and Austre Bokn; the Ognasund Bridge (E-39) passes over the skerry and the lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1189; Admiralty B3415.5; NGA 2551.5.
Rovetærne
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Vermundsen's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the south end of a reef in the Boknafjord about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east of Austre Bokn. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1190.11; Admiralty B3415.2; NGA 2550.
Austre Vågholmflua
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (35 ft); red light, 3 s on, 3 s off. 17 m (56 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Vermundsen's photo, and a distant view is available, but the light is missing from Google's satellite view. Located off the southeastern coast of Austre Bokn. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1190.10; Admiralty B3415; NGA 2550.5.
Aksdalnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the southern tip of the island of Austre Bokn, marking the southern entrance to the Karmsund. Site status unknown. NF-1190; Admiralty B3414; NGA 2568.
Boknasundet (1)
1849. Inactive since 1912. 1-1/2 story keeper's house, originally with a semihexagonal lantern at ground level on one side. No photo available. This building is reported to be in use as a private residence. More information is needed on this site. ARLHS NOR-064.
Austboen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); quick-flashing red light. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and the light is partly visible in Google's satellite view. Located on the foundation pad of the east pier of the Boknasundet Bridge, which connects the islands of Vestre Bokn and Austre Bokn on the E-39 highway about 20 km (13 mi) northwest of Stavanger. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1192; Admiralty B3416; NGA 2572.
Aksdalnes Fyr
Aksdalnes Light, Bokn
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Drivsund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to the Drivsund, a sheltered bay at the south end of Bokn. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1197; Admiralty B3420; NGA 2580.
Klepp
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southwestern peninsula of Bokn, marking the east side of the south entrance to the Karmsund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1199; Admiralty B3422; NGA 2588.

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Posted May 15, 2006. Checked and revised April 11, 2013. Lighthouses: 47. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.