Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area (Northern Hordaland)

This page lists lighthouses of the northern portion of Hordaland County in southwestern Norway, including the major port of Bergen. 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.

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.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From Norwegian Wikipedia, a handy list of Norwegian light stations with their dates of establishment.
Norsk Fyrliste
The official Norwegian light list can be downloaded in six .pdf volumes.

Hellisøy Light
Hellisøy Light, Fedje, April 2013
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Frokor

Southwestern Hordaland Lighthouses

Sund Lighthouses
Tekslo
1917. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green, depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A 2010 photo, a view from the sea, and a more distant view are available, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a skerry on the north side of the entrance to the Korsfjord, directly opposite the Marstein lighthouse. 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. Site and tower closed. NF-1594; Admiralty B3784; NGA 3528.
Toftøyosen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the west side of Toftøy, about 800 m (1/2 mi) north of Trælevika. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1875; Admiralty B4076; NGA 4004.
Austefjorden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 4 m (13 ft) lantern on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on Selviksneset, a promontory on the west side of a branch of the Korsfjord on the east side of Toftøy. Site status unknown. NF-1598; Admiralty B3788; NGA 3540.
Lerøy (Lerøyna) (2?)
Date unknown (station established 1855). Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 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. The foundations of the original lighthouse are next to the modern light. Located on a skerry in the Lerøy sound, off the southwestern tip of that island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1604; Admiralty B3798; NGA 3552.
Raunane (2)
Date unknown (station established 1891). Active; focal plane 13.5 m (45 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 9 m (30 ft) round cylindrical tower with double gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. There are foundations of the former keeper's cottage next to the lighthouse; this lighthouse was in service until 1958. Trabas has Boucher's photo (also seen at right), and Google has a satellite view. Located on Flatøy, an island south of Flesland in the Raunefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1605; Admiralty B3800; NGA 3560.
Rauneskjerane
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 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, piles painted black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the lower Raunefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1606; Admiralty B3801; NGA 3564.

Bergen Lighthouses
Fleslandskjær
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) round rubblestone tower with lantern, gallery, and stone steps leading to the gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Raunefjord, just off Bergen's airport in Flesland. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1607; Admiralty B3804; NGA 3568.
Raunane Fyr
Raunane Light, Sund, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Knappen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26.5 m (87 ft); red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located atop a cliff on the east side of the Grimstadfjord. Site status unknown. NF-1616; Admiralty B3806; NGA 3580.
Hestabakken
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 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 east side of the Grimstadfjord opposite Mathopen. Site open, tower closed. NF-1617; Admiralty B3807; NGA 3584.
* Vatlestraumen
1882. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof, mounted on a stone pier at the foot of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. House painted yellow above with a white foundation. Jan Egil Kristiansen's photo is at right, Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, a 2008 photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. There was originally a lantern mounted on the house. That light was discontinued in 1908, but replaced later by the lantern at the foot of the house. The house has been privately owned for many years. Located on the point on the north side of the entrance to the Vatlestraumen sound from the Hjeltefjord. Site and tower closed, but the light can be seen from nearby. Site manager: private. NF-1622; Admiralty B3812; NGA 3600.
Vonflua
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 12.5 m (41 ft) lantern mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, tripod painted black. Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Google has a very distant satellite view. Located on a shoal in the middle of the Vatlestraumen off the north end of Bjorøyna. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1623; Admiralty B3814; NGA 3604.
Stongi (2)
Date unknown (station established 1919). Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) fiberglass lantern and gallery on a tripod pilings. Gallery painted white, lantern roof red. E. Vaage has a closeup, Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Google has a satellite view. This light was recently relocated a few feet: it was formerly mounted on the stone beacon seen to the left of the light in the photo. Looming above the light is the Sotraveien suspension bridge (highway 555) connecting Bergen to Sotra. Located under the east end of the bridge. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-414; NF-1630; Admiralty B3818; NGA 3608.
Skoltegrunnskaien
1914. Active (?); focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting but the period is not listed. White fiberglass lantern mounted on the roof of a warehouse-type building; access to the lantern is through a door in the side. Google has a satellite view and a distant street view from across the harbor. Although the Admiralty reported this light to be deactivated in early 2012, it is still carried in the Norsk Fyrliste. Located on the Skoltegrunn quay in downtown Bergen. This is the quay where cruise ships dock and North Sea ferries arrive from Lerwick, Scotland, and Newcastle, England; it is part of the historic port area of downtown Bergen. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-413; NF-1648; Admiralty B3831; NGA 3636.

Vatlestraumen Light, Bergen, July 2007
Flickr photo copyright Jan Egil Kristiansen
used by permission
* Klauvaneset
Date unknown.Active; focal plane 32 m (105 ft); white light, 1 s on, 1 s off. 8 m (26 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white with a red roof. A closeup is available, Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Roald Alte Furre has a distant view, but the light is hidden under the Nordhordalandsbrua (North Hordaland Bridge) in Google's satellite view. The Nordhordalandsbrua, a link in the E-39 highway, was completed in 1994; it crosses the Byfjord and links Meland and northern Hordaland to Bergen. Located under the southeast end of the bridge. Site open, tower closed. NF-1662; Admiralty B3839; NGA 3650.

Osterøy Lighthouses
Kvitsteinhella
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Wikimedia has Petr Šmerkl's photo at right and a second view, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the Sørfjord, at the southernmost point of Osterøy, and nearly under the Osterøy bridge. Site status unknown. NF-1669; Admiralty B3846; NGA 3660.
Stokkenes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 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 Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the north side of the Sørfjord, at the southeasternmost point of Osterøy, marking a sharp bend in the fjord. Site status unknown. NF-1670; Admiralty B3848; NGA 3664.

Askøy Lighthouses
Hjelteskjær
Date unknown (station established 1904). Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) fiberglass lantern and gallery on four straight pilings. Gallery painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Rainer Arndt's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the entrance to the Byfjord, which leads to Bergen, about 1200 m (3/4 mi) north of the Stongi light. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-402; NF-1631; Admiralty B3820; NGA 3616.
Kvitsteinhella Light and Osterøy Bridge
Kvitsteinhella Light under the Osterøy Bridge, Osterøy, 2009
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Petr Šmerkl
Hauglandsosen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post light with fiberglass lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has a distant photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located below the end of Kvithovdveien on the southwest coast of Askøy, facing the arm of the Hjeltefjord called Hauglandsosen. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-400; NF-1843; Admiralty B4053; NGA 3940.

Meland Lighthouses
Skjeljanger Ringholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery, painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Note: There is another Ringholmen Light in Fitjar (see below). Located on the northern tip of a small island about 600 m (0.4 mi) south of Skjeljanger. Site open, tower closed. NF-1805; Admiralty B4026; NGA 3868.
Storskjer
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery, supported by four piles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the east side of the channel about 1 km (0.6 mi) northwest of Skjeljanger. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1807; Admiralty B4032; NGA 3876.
* Skjeljanger (1)
1853. Inactive since 1961. Hexagonal cylindrical light tower attached to a 2-1/2 story keeper's house. No current photo available. The house is a private residence.
* Skjeljanger (2)
1961. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white or red light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has C.W. Bash's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the east side of the Hjeltefjord about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) northwest of Skjeljanger. Site status unknown, but the lighthouse can probably be seen from nearby. NF-1808; Admiralty B4034; NGA 3880.
Ringholmen Fyr
Ringholmen Light, Meland, October 2010
Flickr photo copyright C.W. Bash; used by permission
Flesi
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) 5-pile ("pentapod") tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern and gallery painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. Trabas has a photo by Douglas Cameron, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef in the northern entrance to the Hjeltefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1865; Admiralty B4052.5; NGA 3918.

Fjell Lighthouses
Midtholmen (Nordre Brattholmen)
Date unknown (station established 1890). Active; focal plane 23 m (79 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal fiberglass lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern colored white with a red roof. Trabas has Rainer Arndt's closeup photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island off the north side of Lille Sotra island, about 1600 m (1 mi) north of Foldnes. Site status unknown. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-410; NF-1850; Admiralty B4056; NGA 3920.
Revskolten
1906. Inactive since 2012. Lantern and gallery mounted a tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. A small photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. The bulk carrier Rocknes wrecked near the light in 2004 with the loss of 18 lives. Located in the Grimstadfjorden off the northern tip of Bjørøy, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northwest of the Bergen airport. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1621; Admiralty B3810; NGA 3596.
Tjørnøyna (Tjørnøy)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 12 m (39 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A sunset photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the west coast of Sotra. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-1885; Admiralty B4086; NGA 4000.

Øygarden Lighthouses
Svelgen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 4 m (13 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 the southern tip of Toftøy, the southernmost island of Øygarden. Site status unknown. NF-1907; Admiralty B4094.6; NGA 4028.
Jona (Gjona)
1902. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) square pyramidal tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A view from the fjord is available, Trabas has a fuzzy closeup, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the Hjeltefjord about 6 km (3.5 mi) southeast of Tjeldsø. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-404; NF-1855; Admiralty B4060; NGA 3948.
Stureholmen
1904. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery, painted white with a red roof, mounted on a short stone tower. Access to the light is by a stone stairway. A good photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island in the Hjeltefjord about 2 km (1.2 mi) northeast of Tjeldstø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1860; Admiralty B4064; NGA 3972.
Ådneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4.5 m (15 ft) lantern and gallery mounted directly on a round stone base. Olaf Kühn's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a north-facing promontory about 5 km (3 mi) north of Tjeldstø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1861; Admiralty B4066; NGA 3976.
Geitingen
1913. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) octagonal lantern and gallery mounted on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Terje Thorsen has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the North Sea about 3 km (2 mi) west of Tjeldstø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1950; Admiralty B4106; NGA 4116.
Nautnes Range Rear
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 21 m (69 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with wood siding, lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located in Nautnes, a village near the northern end of Tjeldstø. Site status unknown. NF-1960; Admiralty B4114.1; NGA 4128.
Ådneset Light
Ådneset Light, Øygarden, June 2010
Panoramio photo copyright Olaf Kühn; used by permission
* Svellingen
1908. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 5 m (17 ft) square skeletal tower with wood siding, lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. S.M. Tunli has a photo, another photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory of Svellingen Island at the entrance to the harbor of Hellesøy, near the northern end of Alvøy. Site open, tower closed. NF-1976; Admiralty B4122; NGA 4136.

Fedje Lighthouses
Grisholmsundet
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the southeastern point of Grisholmen, an island on the north side of Fedje harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2011; Admiralty B4154; NGA 4208.
Fedje
1906. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) square tower with octagonal lantern and gallery. The tower is unpainted; the lantern is white with a red roof. One of Boucher's photos is at right, Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northeastern point of the island of Fedje, an island in the mouth of the Hjeltefjord, about 1.5 km (1 mi) east of the waterfront of the town of Fedje. There does not appear to be road access, but it is probably possible to walk to the light from the town. Site open, and it looks like anyone could climb the ladder to the gallery. ARLHS NOR-076; NF-2001; Admiralty B4136; NGA 4184.
Hellisøy
1855. Active; focal plane 46 m (151 ft); continuous white light with a more intense flash every 30 s. 32 m (105 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, painted red with two narrow white horizontal bands. 3rd order Fresnel lens (1903) in use. The principal keeper's house, assistant keeper's house, engine house, and boathouse are also preserved. Ramón Durán has a good photo taken from the sea, Jon Hoem has a closeup, Rick Payne has a 2009 photo, Trabas has a view by Ronald Wöhrn, Norwegian Wikipedia has an article with several photos, and Google has a satellite view. This tower, Norway's second-oldest cast iron lighthouse, is essentially a copy of the Eigerøy lighthouse built a year earlier on the southwest coast. Automated in 1992, the lighthouse is now managed by Fedje Kommune. The principal keeper's house is available for overnight accommodations, and guided tours of the station and lighthouse can be arranged. Located on a small island just off the coast of Fedje. Fedje is accessible by ferry from Sævrøy. Accessible only by boat; there are views from the mainland of Fedje. Site open, tower open to paying guests and guided tours. Site manager: Hellisøy Fyrvokterbolig. ARLHS NOR-022; NF-2000; Admiralty B4134; NGA 4176.
Fedje Fyr
Fedje Light, Fedje, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Holmengrå
1892. Active; focal plane 35 m (115 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 10 m (33 ft) square cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, attached to a small 1-story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has a good though distant photo by Ronald Wöhrn, Wikipedia has a view from the sea, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. The keeper's house is available for overnight accommodations. Located on a small island in the open Atlantic off the mouth of the Fensfjord, about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Fedje. Accessible only by boat, but the lighthouse managers provide a passenger ferry service from Fedje. Site open, tower may be open to guests. Site manager: Kræmmerholmen. ARLHS NOR-123; NF-2015; Admiralty B4156; NGA 4212.

Austrheim Lighthouses
Sandholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11 m (36 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (23 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Boucher's photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island in the Lurefjord off the east coast of Njøta. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-1765; Admiralty B3970; NGA 3788.
Vardholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 4 m (13 ft) lantern on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the west coast of Fosnøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2025; Admiralty B4172; NGA 4224.
Senoksen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Google has a satellite view. NGA misspells the name as Senuksen. Located on a small island west of Sværøyna. Accessible only by boat, but there should be a view from ferries between Sværøyna and Fedje. Site open, tower closed. NF-2060; Admiralty B4228; NGA 4260.
Teistholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Vidar Stromsnes has a photo, Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1.5 km (1 mi) east of the Vetegjøgraskjæret light (next entry). Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-2072; Admiralty B4234; NGA 4272.
Vetegjøgraskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery, supported by four piles. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red, piles black. Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry marking the east side of the entrance to the Fedjefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-2078; Admiralty B4236; NGA 4276.
Sandholmen Fyr
Sandholmen Light, Austrheim, September 2011
photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Grimeskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green, depending on direction. 14 m (46 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. Trabas has Arno Siering's closeup photo, Bash has a photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to the Fensfjord, close to the border between Hordaland and Sogn og Fjordane. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-2078.01; Admiralty B4237; NGA 4280.
Kvalen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (16 ft); red light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower supporting a lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A photo is available, but the little lighthouse is hard to spot in Google's satellite view. Located on the southeast point of Kvalen, an island just off the waterfront of Leirvåg, on the south side of the Fensfjord. Accessible only by boat, but there are good views from the waterfront and from the Fensfjord ferries. Site and tower closed. ARLHS NOR-406; NF-2113; Admiralty B4255; NGA 4362.
Terneskjæret
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) lantern and gallery on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Fensfjord about 8 km (5 mi) west of Mongstad. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. NF-2130; Admiralty B4260; NGA 4384.

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Posted June 19, 2006. Checked and revised May 14, 2014. Lighthouses: 45. Site copyright 2014 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.