Lighthouses of Norway: Leirvik Area (Southern Hordaland)

Norway, one of the world's most maritime nations, 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 southern portion of Hordaland County in the southwestern Norway, including the region south of Bergen. An outstanding feature of this region is the Hardangerfjord, Norway's second longest fjord with a length of 179 km (111 mi).

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 tower is often 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 volumes B and L 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 Hordaland.
Online List of Lights - Norway North Sea
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas. Many of the Bergen area photos were taken in the fall of 2011 by Michael Boucher.
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.
Lighthouses in Hordaland
Photos available from Wikimedia.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From Norwegian Wikipedia, a handy list of Norwegian light stations with their dates of establishment.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Norsk Fyrliste
The official Norwegian light list can be downloaded in six .pdf volumes.

Slåtterøy Light
Slåtterøy Light, Bømlo, June 2007
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Eva Mostraum

Sveio Lighthouses
** Ryvarden
1849. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7 m (23 ft) square cylindrical wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Principal keeper's house (1935), assistant keeper's house (1958), boathouse, and other buildings. Roar Johansen's photo appears at right, Trabas has an excellent closeup by Ronald Wöhrn, Geir Ole Søreng has a good photo, the Anke/Jens site also has photos, and Bing has a satellite view. This lighthouse marks the southern entrance to the Bømlafjord and a network of passages leading far inland. The station has been converted to a regional cultural center including an art gallery and café; overnight accommodations are available for small meetings. However, the road to the lighthouse is gated, so visitors must be prepared to hike 2 km (1.2 mi) or call for special permission to bring their cars to the site. Located about 8 km (5 mi) west of Sveio and 3 km (2 mi) off the pavement of highway 541. Site open; gallery and other facilities open daily except Mondays from early July through mid August and on Sundays from Easter through Christmas. Site manager: Sveio Kommune (Ryvarden Kulturfyr). ARLHS NOR-038; NF-1332; Admiralty B3578; NGA 2900.
Håskru
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern on a square platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the south side of the entrance to the Bømlafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1334; Admiralty B3580; NGA 2908.
Nappholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 14.5 m (48 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern mounted on a rubblestone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Boucher's photo, Thomas Ekrene has a distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the south side of the Bømlafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1345; Admiralty B3590; NGA 2928.
Førdespollen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (16 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 red. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the west side of the Førdespollen, an inlet on the south side of the Bømlafjorden, about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of Førde. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1400; Admiralty B3636; NGA 2940.
Ryvarden Light
Ryvarden Light, Sveio, September 2006
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Roar Johansen

Etne Lighthouse
Mosnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white or red 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. The light is at the far left in a distant view, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located at the village of Mosnes on the north side of the upper Åkrafjord. Site status unknown. NF-1418; Admiralty B3662; NGA 3072.

Eastern Kvinnherad Lighthouses
Hågarnsnes
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) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the tip of a promontory on the south side of the Husnesfjord in Husnes. Site status unknown. NF-1428; Admiralty B3671; NGA 3088.
Ænes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 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 painted red, tower painted black. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a headland on the east side of the Hardangerfjord (here also called the Sildafjord) at the entrance to the Maurangfjord. Site status unknown. NF-1437; Admiralty B3678; NGA 3104.

Jondal Lighthouse
Hamaren (Hammaren)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18.5 m (60 ft); white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white, lantern roof red. A nighttime photo is available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a promontory on the east side of the Husnesfjord in southern Jondal. Site status unknown. NF-1438; Admiralty B3680; NGA 3108.

Granvin Lighthouse
Håstabbenes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 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 dark satellite view. Located on the north side of the Hardangerfjord at the entrance to the Granvinsfjord. Site status unknown. NF-1444; Admiralty B3690; NGA 3124.

Kvam Lighthouse
Ljonestangen
Date unknown. 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 mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, and the light is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on the tip of a promontory on the west side of the Husnesfjord in Tangen. Site status unknown. NF-1439; Admiralty B3684; NGA 3112.

Western Kvinnherad Lighthouses
Fjæreflu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 4 m (13 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on the west side of the Hardangerfjord (here also called the Kvinnheradsfjord) at the eastern entrance to the Øynefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1433; Admiralty B3674; NGA 3096.
Hamarhaugflu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white, lantern roof red. A distant view is available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the southern end of the Lokksund, a narrow channel connecting the Hardangerfjord and the Bjørnafjord along the west side of Tysnesøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1452; Admiralty B3704; NGA 3144.

Stord Lighthouses
Leirvik Hamn (Husøysnaget)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 7.5 m (25 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef in the harbor of Leirvik. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1482; Admiralty B3722; NGA 3172.
* [Leirvik (1)]
1878. Inactive since 1903. 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. The former lantern has been removed. A 2009 photo is at right, Trabas has Boucher's view, and Google has a satellite view. Although the lightkeepers were withdrawn in 1903, the station was revived as a manned fog signal station from 1930 to 1977. Stord Kommune acquired the property of this station from the Kystverket in 2005 and hopes to develop it as a public recreation area. A friends group has been organized, and a planning meeting was held in November 2011. The town is extending utilities to the station, and volunteers are working to restore the property. Located on a promontory on the north side of the entrance to the harbor of Stord from the Husnesfjorden (a section of the Hardangerfjorden), about 3 km (2 mi) east of Stord. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Stord Kommune.
* Leirvik (2)
1903 (station established 1878). Active; focal plane 14 m (46 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Octagonal lantern mounted on a concrete pad. Located in front of the historic lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Stord Kommune. NF-1480; Admiralty B3720; NGA 3168.
Stokkbleikjene
1918. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) rubblestone tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof; the tower is unpainted. Trabas has Boucher's closeup photo, Bjarne Bukkøy has a photo of the lighthouse in silhouette, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off a promontory on the southwest side of the island of Stord, marking a narrow passage between Stord and Bomlø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1506; Admiralty B3740; NGA 3264.
Leirvik Fyr
Leirvik Light, Stord, June 2009
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by orvill

North Bømlo and Fitjar Lighthouses
Note: These lights, along with the Stokkbleikjene Light listed just above, mark the narrow channel of the inside passage between Bømlo, Stord, and smaller islands to the north.
Osparøy
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) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, but the light is not seen in Google's fuzzy satellite view. Located on an island off Robbestadneset, on the east coast of Bømlo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1507; Admiralty B3741; NGA 3288.
Brømenholmflu
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) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the west side of the channel about 3 km (2 mi) north of Robbestadneset. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1510; Admiralty B3743; NGA 3296.
Ringholmen (1)
1876. Inactive since 1918. 10 m (33 ft) hexagonal cylindrical tower attached to one end of a 2-1/2 story keeper's house. Lantern removed. No photo available. The active light (focal plane 3 m (10 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s) is in a small lantern in front of the historic lighthouse. Trabas has Boucher's photo (also seen at right), another good photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Private residence. Note: There is another Ringholmen light in Meland (see below). Located on a small island in the Nyleia channel northeast of Bomlø. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1512; Admiralty B3744; NGA 3300.
Ringholmen Fyr
Ringholmen Light, Bomlø, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission

South and West Bømlo Lighthouses
Bømlahamn
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Access to the gallery is by an external stairway. Lantern painted white with a red roof, tower painted black. Trabas has Boucher's view, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a promontory on the east side of the entrance from the Bømlafjorden to Bømlahamn, at the south end of Midtøy. Site status unknown. NF-1338; Admiralty B3585; NGA 2912.
Raudholmene
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); one long flash, white, red or green depending on direction, every 10 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern on a square platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the center of the entrance to the Bømlafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1335; Admiralty B3584; NGA 2932.
[Espevær]
1849. Inactive since 1913. 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. The ground-level lantern has been removed. A closeup photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. In Arild Barane's photo of Espevær, the house is probably seen (at highest magnification) atop the bluff in the far left distance. The building has been a private residence for many years. Located at the northeastern tip of Espevær, an island off the southwestern tip of Bomlø. Site status unknown.
Lyngøyosen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 5.5 m (18 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 southeastern tip of an island off the central west coast of Bømlo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1355.01; Admiralty B3610; NGA 2960.
Skotningen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9.5 m (31 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof painted red, tower painted black. Terje Nordtun has a very distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island off the west coast of Bømlo, about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of the Lyngøyosen light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1356; Admiralty B3612; NGA 2964.
Hisken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 5 m (17 ft) lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island on the north side of the entrance to the fjord leading to Vordnes. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1357; Admiralty B3614; NGA 2968.

Northwest Bømlo and Slåtterøy Lighthouses
Aksteinen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16.5 m (54 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Geir Ove Sørvik has a distant view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located off the northwest coast of Bømlo. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1388; Admiralty B3626; NGA 2992.
Jarnnagleholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 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 Bing has a satellite view. Located on an islet off the south coast of Gisøy, an island at the northwestern corner of Bomlø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1534; Admiralty B3751; NGA 3380.
* Slåtterøy
1859. Active; focal plane 46 m (151 ft); two white flashes every 30 s. 25 m (82 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and double gallery, painted red with one white horizontal band. 2-story wood principal keeper's house and numerous other light station buildings. Eva Mostraum's photo is at the top of this page, Trabas has an excellent photo by Ronald Wöhrn, Geir Ove Sørvik has a photo, Norwegian Wikipedia has an article with a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. This historic and beautiful lighthouse was staffed until 2003. It was then transferred to Bømlo Kommune, which organized the Friends of Slåtterøy Lighthouse to manage the station. Overnight accommodations are available, and guided tours of the lighthouse can be arranged. Located on a small island just off the larger island of Gisøy, marking the south side of the entrance to the Selbjørnsfjord. Accessible only by boat; there should be distant views from Gisøy, which is accessible at the end of highway 18 about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Bømlo. Site open, tower open to guided tours by reservation. Site manager: Bømlo Kommune (Venner av Slåtterøy Fyr). ARLHS NOR-216; NF-1535; Admiralty B3752; NGA 3384.
Stålhovo
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 9 m (30 ft) concrete post with lantern and double gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof painted red. Geir Ole Sørvik has a closeup photo, Toralv Martin has a more distant view, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an islet about 1.5 km (1 mi) east of the Slåtterøy lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1536; Admiralty B3753; NGA 3408.

Austevoll Lighthouses
Økshammaren (Økshamaren) (3)
1918 (station established 1849). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a concrete pad at the top of a near-vertical cliff. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located about 300 m (330 yd) north of the historic lighthouse. Site and tower closed. NF-1564; Admiralty B3760; NGA 3448.
Økshammaren (Økshamaren) (2)
1875 (station established 1849). Inactive since 1918. Square lantern mounted on the seaward end of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. House painted white. Michael Boucher contributed the photo at right, and Bing has a satellite view. This is what was called a "fishing light" because it was operated only during the local fishing season. After deactivation the house was sold as a private residence. Located at the eastern tip of the island of Selbjørn, across the Selbjørnsfjord from Slåtterøy lighthouse. Site and tower closed. Site manager: private. ARLHS NOR-286.
Rosmunnholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 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 distant satellite view. Located on a small island in the Mokstrafjord north of Selbjørn. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1576; Admiralty B3766.8; NGA 3432.
Pirholmen (1)
1849. Inactive since 1900. Lantern window on the front of a 1-1/2 story stone keeper's house. Trabas has Boucher's photo, a 2009 photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. The active light (focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off) is in a small lantern close to the historic lighthouse. Located on an island in the Bekkjarviksund about 2 km (1.2 mi) southeast of Austevoll. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1567; Admiralty B3764; NGA 3488.
Økshammaren Fyr
1875 Økshammaren Light, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Rostøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the northern tip of Rostøy, about 1.5 km (1 mi) east of the Pirholmen lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1568; Admiralty B3764.4; NGA 3480.
Kassholmboen
Date unknown. 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) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof, mounted on tripod piles. A distant view is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located in the Horgesund off Bakkasund on the island of Store Kalsøy, on the south side of the Korsfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site status unknown. NF-1586; Admiralty B3774; NGA 3508.
Lindholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (19 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 8 m (26 ft) lantern mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, tripod painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef off the northern end of Huftarøy. Accessible only by boat, but there's a good view from ferries between Hufthamar and the mainland. Site open, tower closed. NF-1572; Admiralty B3766.2; NGA 3484.
** Marstein
1877. Active; focal plane 38 m (125 ft); white flash every 10 s; also a red light, occulting in groups of two, at 29 m (95 ft). 17 m (56 ft) square cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a 1-story service building. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. 1-story keeper's house in poor condition. A photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page with a photo, Jan-Eirik Nilsskog has a fine closeup, and Google has a satellite view. Automated in 2002, the station was damaged by a severe storm in 2005. The repaired station was transferred to Austevoll Kommune, which has begun offering helicopter tours to the light station for organized groups. Located on a small island on the south side of the entrance to the Korsfjord. This is the route to Bergen for larger vessels, so there should be a view of the lighthouse from North Sea ferries bound for that city. Accessible only by boat or helicopter. Site and tower open to guided tours. ARLHS NOR-031; NF-1590; Admiralty B3780; NGA 3520.
Skjeljaboskaget
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); one long flash every 10 s, white, red or green, depending on direction. 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 an indistinct satellite view. Located at the northwestern corner of Store Kalsøy. Site status unknown. NF-1592; Admiralty B3782; NGA 3524.
Litle Laugarøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island on the west side of the entrance to the Bjørnafjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1499; Admiralty B3736; NGA 3232.
Marstein Fyr
Marstein Light, Austevoll, August 2008
Wikipedia Creative Commons photo by Frokor

Tysnes Lighthouse
Presteskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on an islet about 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of the ferry terminal at Våge on the north side of Tysnesøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1475; Admiralty B3716; NGA 3164.

Fusa Lighthouse
* Venjaneset (Vengjaneset, Venganeset)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 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 view from the fjord is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the Venjaneset ferry terminal on the south side of the Fusafjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-1462; Admiralty B3711; NGA 3236.

Os Lighthouse
Bleikja
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with fiberglass lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has a closeup photo by Ronald Wöhrn, and Google has a satellite view. This is only one of numerous small lights of this type found on the fjords around Bergen. Located on an island in the the Bjørnafjord on the east side of the entrance to the harbor of Haljem. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-397; NF-1497; Admiralty B3735; NGA 3228.

Information available on lost lighthouses:

  • Langevåg (1855-1896), Bømlo. There is a small lantern on the site (NF-1340, Admiralty B3586, NGA 2924), but nothing remains of the original station.

Notable faux lighthouses:

Adjoining pages: South: Haugesund Area | North: Bergen Area

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Posted June 19, 2006. Checked and revised April 29, 2013. Lighthouses: 42. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.