Lighthouses of Norway: Florø 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. 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 Sunnfjord and Nordfjord districts (known collectively as Fjordane) in the western county of Sogn og Fjordane. Located north of Bergen and south of Trondheim, Sogn og Fjordane has no large population centers. It is a county of steep mountains and deep fjords, with some of the most spectacular scenery Norway has to offer. Florø, with a population of about 8500, is the largest coastal town in the region.

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 volume 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 Sogn og Fjordane.
Lighthouse Pages from Anke and Jens - Norway
Excellent photos of more than 60 Norwegian lighthouses.
Norway's Fjorden and Lighthouses
Photos taken by Charles W. Bash on a 2010 cruise from Bergen to North Cape.
Leuchttürme in Norwegen
Photos posted by Andreas Köhler.
Lighthouses in Sognefjord 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.
Norsk Fyrliste
The official Norwegian light list can be downloaded in six .pdf volumes.

Geita Fyr
Geita Light, Askvoll, March 2011
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Michael Clarke

Sunnfjord Lighthouses

Fjaler Lighthouses
Skifjorden
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof, mounted on tripod piles. A photo is available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on the south side of the entrance to the Skifjord, a narrow passage about 4 km (2.5 mi) southeast of Korssund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2389; Admiralty L0196; NGA 4828.
Dalsøya
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 tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the north side of Dalsøya and the south side of the Dalsfjord, about 3 km (2 mi) west of Dale i Sunnfjord, the administrative center of Fjaler Kommune. Accessible only by boat; there should be a good view from ferries between Dale and Eiknes. Site status unknown. NF-2444; Admiralty L0236; NGA 4924.
Halnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 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. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a promontory on the south side of the upper Dalsfjord, about 10 km (6 mi) east of Dale. Site status unknown. NF-2445; Admiralty L0238; NGA 4928.

Askvoll Lighthouses
Geita
1897. Active; focal plane 43 m (141 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Iron lantern with a tall "dunce-cap" roof, attached by a covered passageway to a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Michael Clarke's photo is at the top of this page, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, Anke and Jens have a distant view, a 2009 view is available, an English-language history of the lighthouse is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Automated in 1982, the lighthouse has been transferred to the Nordisk Kunstnarsenter (Nordic Artists Center) in Dale. The building is available for vacation rental during the summer and is leased to artists at other times. Located on an island in the Aspefjord about 8 km (5 mi) west of Korssund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dale. ARLHS NOR-093; NF-2396; Admiralty L0220; NGA 4836.
* [Austnes]
1917. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 3 m (10 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof, mounted on a concrete pad. Bash has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located at the eastern tip of Værlandet, an island about 20 km (13 mi) west southwest of Askvoll. The island is accessible by passenger ferry from Askvoll, and the light is accessible by a hiking trail. Site open, tower closed. NF-2400; Admiralty L0214; NGA 4848.
Olsund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8 m (26 ft) tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. No photo available, and the tower is not seen in Bing's satellite view. Located on the west side of Bratholmen, a smaller island off the west side of Værøy. Site status unknown. NF-2418; Admiralty L0208; NGA 4888.
Sandøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 26 m (85 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Gerard Kuster has a closeup, and another closeup photo and a wider view are available, but Google has only a very distant satellite view of the island. Located on a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) west of Værlandet. Accessible only by boat, although there is a small settlement on the island. Site open, tower closed. NF-2420; Admiralty L0202; NGA 4896.
Raudøy (2)
2011 (station established 1891). Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light, 2 s on, 2 s off. 8 m (26 ft) round cylindrical white fiberglass tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern roof is red. A photo and a second photo are available, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. The Lighthouse Association has a historic photo of the original lighthouse; foundation ruins of the station are visible. Located on a small island off the south coast of Atløy on the approach to Askvoll. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2430; Admiralty L0256; NGA 4956.
Tussen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 15 m (49 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 13 m (43 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Arno Siering's photo is at right, another photo and a distant view are available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of the island of Atløy. Accessible only by boat in heavy seas. Site and tower closed. NF-2455; Admiralty L0268; NGA 4944.
Hindøysund
Date unknown (station established 1900). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 11 m (36 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the west side of a narrow passage off the northwest coast of Atløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2457; Admiralty L0264; NGA 4948.
Tussen Light
Tussen Light, Askvoll, July 2012
Panoramio photo copyright Arno Siering; used by permission
Raudøy Vestpynt
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 13 m (43 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Not to be confused with the historic Raudøy light station (see above), this light stands on the west end of another Raudøy, off the north coast of Atløy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2462; Admiralty L0256; NGA 4956.
Flokenes (Flokeneset)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (29 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo and a second photo are available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on an islet just off Flokenes, the cape on the south side of the entrance to the Førdefjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2485; Admiralty L0278; NGA 5052.

Førde Lighthouse
Ulltangneset (Ulltangnes)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4.5 m (15 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 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 south side of the Førdefjord at the tip of a promontory marking a sharp bend in the fjord, about 5 km (3 mi) northwest of Førde. Site status unknown. NF-2492; Admiralty L0288; NGA 5068.

Flora Lighthouses
Stavangsund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 10 m (33 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to the Olsund, which separates Stavøya from the mainland. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2480; Admiralty L0290; NGA 5004.
Helgøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on Helgøy, marking the narrow entrance to the Eikefjord, about 15 km (9 mi) east of Florø. Site status unknown. NF-2650; Admiralty L0327; NGA 5136.
Trefotskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 8.5 m (28 ft) lantern and gallery supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on north side of the Stavfjord, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) southeast of Askrova. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2470; Admiralty L0272; NGA 4996.
Sandøy
Date unknown. 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 skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on Sandøy, a small island on the south side of the larger island of Kinn, about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) east southeast of the Ytterøyane lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2519; Admiralty L0304; NGA 5080.
Askrova (Askroven)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the eastern tip of the island of Askrova, about 10 km (6 mi) south of Florø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2472; Admiralty L0274; NGA 5000.
Kvannskjeret (Kvanskjær)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 13.5 m (44 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off the west coast of Askrova. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2474; Admiralty L0271; NGA 4976.
Ytterøyane
1881. Active; focal plane 56 m (184 ft); three white flashes every 60 s. 31 m (101 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, mounted on a 2-story octagonal masonry base. The original 1st order Fresnel lens is in use. The cast iron tower is painted red with one white horizontal band; the base is painted white. 2-1/2 story masonry keeper's house and other light station buildings preserved. A Kystverket photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, Huelse has a historic postcard view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on an isolated island in the Norwegian Sea about 20 km (13 mi) west of Florø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-283; NF-2515; Admiralty L0298; NGA 5072.
Ternehaug
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 1 km (0.6 mi) northeast of Ytterøyane. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2517; Admiralty L0300; NGA 5076.
* Kinnesund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 5.5 m (18 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the east side of Kinn. Accessible from a nearby road. Site open, tower closed. NF-2521; Admiralty L0306; NGA 5088.
Ytterøyane Fyr
Ytterøyane Light, Flora, 2005
Kystverket photo
Æsøysundet
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (54 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (33 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the southwestern tip of Skorpa and on the north side of the Skorpefjord, the passage leading to Florø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2528; Admiralty L0308; NGA 5100.
Vassøy
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 m (20 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the southern tip of Vassøy, an island north of Skorpa. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2576; Admiralty L0340; NGA 5246.
Teisthalsen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on 2 s off. 8.5 m (28 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located at the northwestern tip of Nordre Teisthalsen, an island off the northwest side of Skorpa. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2600; Admiralty L0335; NGA 5224.
Ånøyskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 4.5 m (15 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry off the southern coast of Indre Ånnøy and on the north side of the Skorpefjord, a short distance west of the Stabben lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2533; Admiralty L0317; NGA 5112.
Stabben
1867 (renovated and upgraded in 1905). Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 16 m (52 ft) square cylindrical masonry tower with lantern and gallery, rising from the seaward end of a 2-1/2 story masonry keeper's house. The 4th order Fresnel lens installed in 1905 remains in use. Lighthouse painted white, lantern and gallery red. Seawalls resembling the prow of a ship divert waves from this lighthouse, as can be seen in Cosmin Cosma's photo and Jan Standal's photo. Harry Wahlvåg's photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, Geir Ole Søreng has a good photo, Bash has a photo, Wikimedia has several photos, and Google has a satellite view. Wikimedia has a 2006 photo showing a small lantern on pilings next to the lighthouse; this must have been a temporary light because the lantern is not seen in more recent photos. Automated in 1975, the lighthouse is leased as a vacation residence. Located in the Norddalsfjord about 3 km (2 mi) west of the Florø waterfront. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. Site manager: Sogn og Fjordane Fylkeskommune. ARLHS NOR-221; NF -2566; Admiralty L0318; NGA 5164.
Grasskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery on four straight piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) northwest of Florø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2570; Admiralty L0320; NGA 5172.

Stabben Light, Florø, April 2007
Panoramio Creative Commons photo by Harry Wahlvåg
Florø
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft) (?); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Bash has a photo, Harry Wahlvåg has a photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located in the Rotaflu, a channel on the north side of Florø, marking the town's modern harbor. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2572; Admiralty L0323; NGA 5176.
Årebrotneset
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); red flash every 3 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern, painted white with a red roof. No photo available, and the lantern is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located on a promontory on the north side of the Norddalsfjord opposite Florø. Site open, tower closed. NF-2622; Admiralty L0329.8; NGA 5192.
Drågjaskjærflu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a shoal north of Nordre Nærøya, marking the inside passage northward from Florø. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2589; Admiralty L0332; NGA 5216.
Ysteviknes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 19 m (62 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 9 m (30 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower, upper portion enclosed by white siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Arve Allertson has a distant photo, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on the southwest side of Batalden, an island southwest of Hovden. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2615; Admiralty L0346; NGA 5252.
Dombeskjær (Dombeskjærene)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 11.5 m (38 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern is white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef off the southwest coast of Hovden. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2659; Admiralty L0349; NGA 5260.
* Kvanhovden (Kvannhovden)
1895. Active; focal plane 40 m (131 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) wood tower with lantern and gallery attached to the seaward end of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house. An assistant keeper's house, built in 1949, was sold and moved to Florø in 1969. The Culture Ministry's photo is at right; a page for the lighthouse has a distant view, and Google has a satellite view. Lighthouse painted white, lantern red. Located at the northwestern point of the island of Hovden, about 15 km (9 mi) northwest of Florø. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-143; NF-2660; Admiralty L0350; NGA 5268.

Kvanhovden Light, Flora
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo

Nordfjord Lighthouses

Bremanger Lighthouses
Sør Botnen (Botnane)
1897. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a round rubblestone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Arno Siering has a photo, the lantern is barely visible in a distant view of this spectacular location (click on the photo for magnification), and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a point of land marking the south side of the entrance to the Frøysjøen sound, about 8 km (5 mi) north northwest of Florø. Site open, tower closed. NF-2675; Admiralty L0356; NGA 5276.
Olaskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10.5 m (34 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 10 m (33 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern is white with a red roof, piles painted black. Arno Siering has a photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a reef in the middle of the entrance to the Frøysjøen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2665; Admiralty L0354; NGA 5272.
* Nesje (2)
2005 (?) (station established 1894). Active; focal plane 24 m (79 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) round fiberglass tower with a round lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white; lantern roof is red. A photo is available, and Bing has a distant satellite view. There's also a photo of the original skeletal tower. Located on the northernmost point of Frøya, about 4 km (2.5 mi) northwest of Kalvåg. Site open, tower closed. NF-2715; Admiralty L0400; NGA 5348.
Skjeljeskeret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); quick-flashing green light. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with red roof, piles painted black. A closeup and a distant view are available, but the light is not seen in Bing's satellite view. Located in the Oldersund, the sound off the southeast side of Frøya, about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) south of the Kalvåg bridge. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2704; Admiralty L0395; NGA 5332.
* Kalvåg
1904. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a concrete pad. Lantern painted white with a red roof. A good photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. This light guides ships approaching Kalvåg from the mainland. Located on the southeast side of the island of Frøya, about 500 m (0.3 mi) east of the Kalvåg waterfront. Site open, tower closed. NF-2698; Admiralty L0378.2; NGA 5320.
* Smørhavn (2) (Fiskholmen)
1936 (?) (station established 1871). Active; focal plane 26 m (86 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo is at right, another photo and a distant view from the sea are available, and Bing has a satellite view. Foundation ruins near the tower are the remains of the former keeper's house; the Lighthouse Association has a historic photo. Located on a skerry off the southwestern point of the large island of Bremangerlandet, marking the north side of the entrance to the Frøysjøen sound. Accessible by road from Bremanger. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-217; NF-2693; Admiralty L0386; NGA 5308.
Fiskholmen Fyr
Smørhavn (Fiskholmen) Light, Bremanger
Kalvåg Tourist Development Center photo
Iglandsvika (Iglandsvik)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, occulting twice every 8 s. 11 m (36 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. A small aerial photo of the port shows the light, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located just off the end of the pier at Iglandsvik, a small port on the west side of Bremangerlandet. Accessible only by boat, but easy to see from shore. Site open, tower closed. NF-2720; Admiralty L0410; NGA 5368.
Skaten
1912. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7 m (23 ft) lantern mounted on tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the south side of the Skatestraumen, the channel separating the islands of Bremangerlandet and Rugsundsøy, about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Vågsøy; the Skatestraumen Tunnel passes almost directly under the light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2774; Admiralty L0430; NGA 5416.
Ospenes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 4 m (13 ft) lantern on a stone base. No photo availaable, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the entrance to the 3-branched fjord known as Gulen. Site status unknown (probably on private property). NF-2680; Admiralty L0360; NGA 5288.

Gloppen Lighthouse
* Anden
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) octagonal lantern and gallery mounted on four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Andrzej Ostrowski has a photo, Ronny Solheim has four photos, another photo is available, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the west side of the entrance to the Gloppefjord from the Nordfjord, near the terminal for the ferry carrying the E39 highway across the Nordfjord at Lote. Site open, tower closed. NF-2804; Admiralty L0462; NGA 5468.

Stryn Lighthouse
* Rakenes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with white siding, with octagonal lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the Innvikfjord, a branch of the upper Nordfjord. Accessible from highway 60 about 13 km (8 mi) southeast of Stryn. Site open, tower closed. NF-2806; Admiralty L0466; NGA 5472.

Eid Lighthouses
* Reksnes
1915. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 5 m (17 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory on the north side of the Nordfjord at Reksnes, about 40 km (25 mi) west of Vågsøy. Site open, tower closed. NF-2794; Admiralty L0448; NGA 5448.

Vågsøy Lighthouses
Gangsøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by four piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. Arno Siering has a photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northeastern point of Gangsøy, an island in the Skatestraumen passage between Bremangerlandet and Vågsøy. NF-2778; Admiralty L0424; NGA 5424.
* Hendanes
1914. Active; focal plane 48 m (157 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. Approx. 6 m (20 ft) octagonal cylindrical wood tower with lantern and gallery, adjacent to a wood keeper's house. Tower painted white, lantern red. The Anke/Jens site also has a page for this lighthouse, the Lighthouse Association also has a page, a 2010 closeup is available, Wikimedia has a distant view, and Google has a deeply shadowed satellite view. Located on a promontory at the entrance to the Kvalheimsvika, about 3 km (2 mi) northwest of Vågsvåg on the island of Vågsøy. Accessible by a walk of about 800 m (1/2 mi) from the end of the road off highway 601 north of Vågsvåg. Site open, and it there is access to the gallery by an external ladder. ARLHS NOR-116; NF-2840; Admiralty L0472; NGA 5496.
Nord-Vågsøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 37 m (121 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 red. No photo available, and the light is not seen in Google's satellite view. Located high on a cliff on the northwest coast of Vågsøy. Site status unknown; it would not be easy to reach this location. NF-2845; Admiralty L0506; NGA 5572.
* Kråkenes (2)
1950 (station established 1906). Active; focal plane 45 m (148 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery on the seaward side of a 2-1/2 story wood keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; the lantern (at least the roof) is painted red. Chell Hill's photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, Anke and Jens have a page with excellent photos, Axel Hydre has a good photo, Atle Ilsaas has a view from above the lighthouse, Ragnar Myre has a portfolio of photos, and Google has a satellite view. The original lighthouse was destroyed by fire following a Allied air raid in 1945. Automated in 1994, the current lighthouse now houses a restaurant and has rooms available for overnight accommodations. Located at the northwestern point of the island of Vagsøy, on a spectacular knifelike promontory. Accessible by road. Site open, lighthouse open to paying guests. Site manager: Kråkenes Fyr. ARLHS NOR-141; NF-2905; Admiralty L0504; NGA 5556.
Kråkenes Fyr
Kråkenes Light, Vågsøy, July 2007
Wikipedia Creative Commons photo by Chell Hill
Skongenes
1870. Active; focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) square wood tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern and gallery red. 1-1/2 story wood keeper's house and other light station buildings preserved. A.J. Hooijer's photo is below right, Ragnar Myre has posted additional photos, Anke and Jens have a panoramic view, Bash has a distant view, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. The keeper's house is available for overnight accommodations. Ytre Nordfjord Turlag provides transportation and offers guided tours to this light station, but there doesn't appear to be road access. Located on the northern tip of the island of Vagsøy. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-209; NF-2900; Admiralty L0508; NGA 5552.
* Silda Hamn
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on four straightpiles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has a satellite view. Silda is a small island in the sound called the Sildegapet, northeast of the island of Vågsøy. A small village on the island is accessible by ferry from Vågsøy. Located at the end of the north breakwater of Silda. Accessible by walking the mole. Site open, tower closed. NF-2910; Admiralty L0510; NGA 5560.
Ulven
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 9 m (30 ft) lantern and gallery supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof, piles painted black. No photo available, but Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located in the Ulvesund, the protected passage east of Vågsøy, halfway between Maløy and Raudeberg. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2880; Admiralty L0494; NGA 5528.
Skongenes Fyr
Skongenes Light, Vågsøy, July 2010
Panoramio photo copyright A.J. Hooijer; permission requested
* Ulvesund (Hjertneset Range Front) (2)
1985 (station established 1870). Active; focal plane 13 m (43 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 10 m (33 ft) slender round cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. A photo is available, and Anke and Jens also have a photo. Located on the east side of the entrance to Ulvesund, about 8 km (5 mi) north of Vågsøy. Accessible by road. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-260; NF-2890; Admiralty L0498; NGA 5540.
*** Ulvesund (1)
1870. Inactive since 1985. Lantern attached to the front of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white with a red vertical stripe on the lantern and another on the end of the house. According to Anke and Jens, who visited in 2006, the lighthouse is now a café, and another light station building is available for overnight stays. Michael Boucher's photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the lighthouse, and Google has a satellite view. Located on the east side of the entrance to Ulvesund, about 8 km (5 mi) north of Vågsøy. Accessible by road. Site open, café open daily in the summer and on Sundays the rest of the year, tower closed. Owner/site manager: Ulvesund Fyr.
* [Ulvesund Range Rear]
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 39 m (128 ft); red light, occulting, period not known. Hexagonal lantern; the front face is painted red and the rest white. There's a photo about halfway down the linked page, and Anke and Jens have two excellent photos. Located 90 m (100 yd) uphill behind the Ulvesund lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-403; NF-2891; Admiralty L0498.1; NGA 5544.
Ulvesund Fyr
Ulvesund (Hjertneset) Light, Vågsøy, September 2011
contributed photo copyright Michael Boucher; used by permission
Skavøypollen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 4 m (13 ft) lantern and snow shield. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. The light can be seen in an aerial photo (click on the fourth thumbnail), and Bing has a satellite view. Located near the Steinvik campground, about 5 km (3 mi) southeast of Måløy on the south coast of Vågsøy. Site status unknown. NF-2855; Admiralty L0482; NGA 5500.

Selje Lighthouses
Saltnes
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 7.5 m (25 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Bing has a satellite view. Located on the south side of the entrance to the Moldefjord, opposite the town of Selje. Probably accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-2913; Admiralty L0514; NGA 5564.
Buholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 31 m (101 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Thomas Witt has a photo, and a closeup version is also available, Bash has a distant photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Buholmen is a prominent cape at the end of a long peninsula about 20 km (13 mi) northwest of Selje, at the extreme northwest corner of Sogn og Fjordane. Located on a skerry off the tip of the cape. Practically inaccessible in heavy seas, but there's a good view from the tip of the cape, which is apparently accessible by hiking trail. Site and tower closed. NF-2940; Admiralty L0520; NGA 5576.
Honningsvåg
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 16.5 m (54 ft); white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. A photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the north side of the entrance to a protected cove about 2.5 km (1.5 mi) south of Buholmen. Site status unknown. NF-2950; Admiralty L0526; NGA 5584.

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Posted June 19, 2006. Checked and revised June 24, 2013. Lighthouses: 58. Site copyright 2013 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.