Lighthouses of Norway: Narvik Area

This page lists lighthouses of the northern mainland portion of Norway's Nordland County, from Steigen township through Narvik and Lødingen townships. Narvik is the largest port and community in this area. This region lies north of the Arctic Circle, with a coastline that is quite rugged and deeply indented by many fjords.

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 Ministry of Transport and Communications.

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
Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening - Nordland
Photos and information from the Norwegian Lighthouse Association.
Online List of Lights - Norway
Photos by various photographers posted by Alexander Trabas. Most of the photos for this area are by Capt. Peter Mosselberger ("Capt. Peter").
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 an der norwegischen Küste
Photos posted by Bernd Claußen.
Lighthouses in Nordland
Photos available from Wikimedia.
Norwegische Leuchttürme auf historischen Postkarten
Historic postcard images posted by Klaus Huelse.
Liste over Norske Fyr
From 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.

Måløy-Skarholmen Light
Måløy-Skarholmen Light, Steigen
Norwegian Culture Ministry photo by Danckert Monrad-Krohn

Steigen Lighthouses
Ola-Persøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5.5 m (18 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof painted red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Ola-Persøy is a small island off the tip of Leines, a promontory of the mainland. Located on the northeastern tip of the island. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7090; Admiralty L2612; NGA 10888.
Steinsholmen Øvre
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. This the rear light of a range guiding vessels leaving the Leinesfjord. Located on an island off the south side of the entrance to the fjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7094; Admiralty L2614.1; NGA 10896.
Leines
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 mounted on a platform supported by piles. Trabas has a closeup photo by Capt. Peter, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a reef just off the south side of the entrance to the Leinesfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7098; Admiralty L2616; NGA 10904.
Andholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17.5 m (57 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 Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island about 8 km (5 mi) west of the entrance to the Leinesfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7102; Admiralty L2622; NGA 10912.
Måløy-Skarholmen
1922. Active; focal plane 42 m (138 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 34 m (112 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, centered on a 2-story concrete block keeper's house. The original 2nd order Fresnel lens is in use. Tower painted red with one white horizontal band; keeper's house painted white. A Culture Ministry photo is above, Trabas has Arno Siering's photo, Steinar Fagerli has a good view from the sea, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. The house has dwelling units for three keepers and was in use until the lighthouse was automated in 1979. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the upper Vestfjord, the broad sound between the mainland and the Lofoten Islands. Located on a small skerry about 20 km (13 mi) north of Bodø. Site and tower closed; landing on the island is notoriously difficult. ARLHS NOR-169; NF-7110; Admiralty L2626; NGA 10920.
Sildeskjær (Sildskjaer)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6 m (20 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry south of Grytøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7115; Admiralty L2630; NGA 10924.
Skaten
Date unknown. Inactive since 2017. 11 m (36 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry in the harbor at the north end of Grytøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ex-NF-7124; ex-Admiralty L2642; NGA 10944.
Kjuklingflu
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 10 m (33 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a tripod. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Jan Leversund's photo is at right, and Bing has a satellite view. "Kjuklingflu" means "chicken reef," but the reference here is to cormorants. Located on a reef at the east side of the harbor entrance at Nordskot. Site open, tower closed. NF-7129; Admiralty L2650; NGA 10968.
Store Jensøy
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 17 m (56 ft); two flashes every 10 s. 5.5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on an island at the southwest end of Engelvær archipelago, a group of more than 100 rocky islets now set aside as a nature reserve. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7140; Admiralty L2652; NGA 10984.

Kjuklingflu Light, Steigen, July 2006
Flickr photo copyright Jan Leversund; used by permission
Flatøy (2)
1966 (station established 1882). Inactive since 2006. Approx. 16 m (52 ft) octagonal cylindrical concrete tower with lantern and gallery, attached to one side of a 1-1/2 story keeper's house. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof and gallery painted red. The station includes a generator house, farm buildings, and the ruins of a boathouse. A photo is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page with a photo, Wikimedia has Finn Rindahl's distant views, there's a wonderful panoramic view, and Bing has a satellite view. The house is the 1882 original, but the light tower was apparently built in 1966 when the light was automated. In 1985 the station was leased to the Stiegen Sports Diving Club, which restored the building and used it as a clubhouse until 2005. The station was then leased to Steigen Kommune, and a friends group was established to restore and manage the property. This restoration was completed in 2010. The station now has 18 beds for overnight accommodations. Note: Flatøy (Flat Island) is a common name, and there are other Flatøy lighthouses in the Bergen and Hammerfest areas. Located at the west end of Flatøy, a small island on the southeast side of the Vestfjord about 8 km (5 mi) west of Steigen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. Owner: Direktoratet for Naturforvaltning. Site manager: Steigen Kommune (Flatøy Fyr). ARLHS NOR-084.
Flatøy (3)
2006 (station established 1882). Active; focal plane 44 m (144 ft); flash every 5 s, white or red depending on direction. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. The light is seen in one of Finn Rindahl's photos, and Bing has a satellite view. Located near the historic lighthouse. NF-7145; Admiralty L2658; NGA 10992.

Flatøy Fyr
1882 Flatøy Light, Steigen, undated
Norwegian Nature Management Directorate photo (no longer online)

Kattskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 7 m (23 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, another photo is available, and Google has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry in the Flatsund, which separates Engeløya from the mainland. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7148; Admiralty L2664; NGA 11008.
Bolsøygalten
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); flash every 5 s, white, red or green depending on direction. 6 m (20 ft) lantern and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Trabas has Capt. Peter's distant photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on a skerry in the entrance to the Sagfjord, east of Engeløya. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7157; Admiralty L2668; NGA 11016.
Klingenberg
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 6.5 m (21 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry south of Finnøy, on the north side of the Sagfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7159; Admiralty L2672; NGA 11020.
Skagstadsund
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) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on the northeast coast of Engeløy facing the Skagstadsund, which separates Engeløy from Lundøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7173; Admiralty L2684; NGA 11036.

Hamarøy Lighthouses
Buvåg
Date unknown (station established 1917). Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 6 m (20 ft) square skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, Svein Oftedal has a photo, and Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a small island on the south side of the entrance to Buvåg, about 8 km (5 mi) northwest of Hamsund. Site status unknown. NF-7185; Admiralty L2690; NGA 11048.
Hamsundpollen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6.5 m (21 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. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a promontory guiding vessels into the Hamsund, a protected sound east of Buvåg. Site status unknown. NF-7187; Admiralty L2691.
* Brennvika
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, Google has a street view, and Bing has a satellite view. Located beside the coast highway 665 and 6.5 km (4 mi) south of the Tranøy lighthouse. Site open, tower closed. NF-7193; Admiralty L2695; NGA 11060.
**** Tranøy (2)
1914 (relocated here in 1936; this station established 1864). Active; focal plane 28 m (92 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 27 m (89 ft) round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Tower painted red with one white horizontal band. A complete and well-preserved light station, including a 1-1/2 story duplex keeper's house, generator house, boathouse, and farm buildings. Apparently the original lighthouse became an assistant keeper's house and has been preserved (without its lantern). Martin Dyb's photo appears at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the light station, Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, Eva Eiler has a good photo, Kristian Hedberg has another photo, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. The original light was on the roof of the keeper's house. The present lighthouse was built in 1914 at Moholmen in the Lofoten Islands; it was replaced there by a shorter tower and relocated here in 1936. Beginning in 1993 the light station has been developed as a tourist attraction; tours and overnight accommodations are available. The site is remarkably scenic, even by the standards of an exceptionally scenic nation, with a spectacular view across the Vestfjord to the high mountains of the Lofoten Islands. Located on a small island on the south side of the upper Vestfjord about 12 km (7.5 mi) north of Hamarøy. Accessible by road; a footbridge leads to the light station. Site open; the tower is open for climbing during the summer season. Site manager: Tranøy Fyr . ARLHS NOR-047; NF-7195; Admiralty L2696; NGA 11064.
Steinsos
Date unknown (station established 1896). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8 m (26 ft) tower, with an octagonal lantern and gallery supported by piles atop a round stone base. Lighthouse painted black, lantern white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, there is a distant view showing the Lofoten mountains in the background, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry about 3 km (2 mi) east of the Tranøy lighthouse. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7199; Admiralty L2702; NGA 11076.

Tranøy Light, Hamarøy, 2008
Wikimedia Creative Commons photo by Martin Dyb
Hamlotskjær (Hamlotoskjær)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7 m (23 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 8 m (26 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a reef in the Tannøysund off the east end of Hamlotsholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7206; Admiralty L2704; NGA 11092.
Ansnesholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 12 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a reef in the Tannøysund off the south side of Ansnesholmen. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7210; Admiralty L2712; NGA 11096.

Tysfjord Lighthouse
Korsnes
1914. Active; focal plane 8 m (26 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 4 m (13 ft) octagonal lantern mounted on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's closeup photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the tip of the Korsnes promontory, about 1 km (0.6 mi) north of Bognes. There should be a view of this light from ferries between Bognes and Lødingen, Lofoten. Site open, tower closed. NF-7220; Admiralty L2718; NGA 11104.

Ballangen Lighthouses
Barøy (1)
1903. Inactive. Lantern mounted on a concrete base and attached to the west end of a 1-story wood keeper's house. A view is at right, the Lighthouse Association has a page for the station, O. Mørk has a view from the sea, and Bing has a satellite view of the station. Barøy is an island at the upper (east) end of the Vestfjord. The lighthouse marks the entrance to the Ofotfjord, which leads to the port of Narvik. Located at the west end of the island. Accessible only by boat; there should be at least a distant view from ferries sailing for Lødingen in the Lofotens. Site open, lighthouse closed. ARLHS NOR-004.
Barøy (2)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 29 m (95 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 10 s. Approx. 7 m (23 ft) round cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse is white, lantern roof red. A view is at right. Located in front of the historic lighthouse. NF-7251; Admiralty L2730; NGA 11132.
Hamnesholmen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 s. 7 m (23 ft) square skeletal tower, covered with siding, with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located on a small island off a headand, on the south side of the Ofotfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7270; Admiralty L2746; NGA 11156.

Barøy Light, Ballangen, undated
Kystverket photo
Tjellebotn (Kjeldebotn)
Date unknown (station established 1896). Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white or red light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 5 m (17 ft) lantern and gallery on four short piles, standing on a stone base. Lantern painted white with a red roof, base and piles painted black. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, a distant view is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located near Skårnes about 1.5 km (1 mi) northeast of Kjeldebotn, on the south side of the Ofotfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-7272; Admiralty L2748; NGA 11168.

Narvik Lighthouses
* Aspelund
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) lantern mounted on a square stone tower. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's closeup photo, and Google has a street view and a satellite view. NGA misspells the name as Aspelsund. Located on the east side of the Grindfjord, a southern branch of the Ofotfjord about 40 km (25 mi) south of Narvik. Site open, and anyone can climb the steps to the lantern. NF-7293; Admiralty L2769; NGA 11216.
* Narvik (1)
Date unknown. Inactive. Approx. 6 m (20 ft) concrete post with gallery. Lantern removed. Entire lighthouse is white. Google has a street view, and Bing has a satellite view. This light was built on a headland in Ankenesstrand, across the fjord from Narvik. When the Ankenes Marina was built on this headland, the light was moved to a new tower (next entry). Site open, tower closed.
* Narvik (2)
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) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Bergtor Roald Opsett's photo is at right, Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, several photos (1/2-2/3 the way down the page) show auroral displays above the lighthouse, Ebba Jenssen also has a photo of an aurora over the lighthouse, Google has a distant street view, and Bing has a satellite view. This light appeared in an episode of the U.S. television reality show The Amazing Race in October 2010. Located on an elbow of the breakwater of the Ankenes Marina. Accessible by walking the pier. Site open, tower closed. NF-7297; Admiralty L2771; NGA 11224.

Evenes Lighthouse
* Sletbakken (Bogen)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 7.5 m (25 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 6 m (20 ft) round fiberglass tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse colored white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located at the entrance to Bogen on the north side of the Ofotfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-7277; Admiralty L2755; NGA 11180.

Tjeldsund Lighthouses
* Ramsund
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 8.5 m (28 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 6.5 m (21 ft) square tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a satellite view. Located beside a road (highway 824) on the east side of the Ramsund, the narrow passage between Tjeldøy and the mainland, on the north side of the Ofotfjord. Site open, tower closed. NF-7310; Admiralty L2774; NGA 11236.

Narvik Light, Narvik, March 2016
Panoramio photo copyright Bergtor Roald Opsett; used by permission
Søre Rambøskjeret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 4 m (13 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s. 6 m (20 ft) lantern supported by tripod piles. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has a fuzzy satellite view. Located on a skerry in the middle of the Ramsund. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7311; Admiralty L2775; NGA 12240.
Nordstrandskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 9 m (29 ft) lantern on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry on the west side of the Tjeldsund, the passage between Tjeldøy and the Lofoten Islands. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-8230; Admiralty L3282; NGA 12564.
Ballstadstraumen
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 and gallery mounted on a stone cairn. Lantern painted white with a red roof. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a skerry on the south side of the Tjeldsund near the northern tip of Tjeldøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-8239; Admiralty L3286; NGA 12572.
Nordøygrunnen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 10 m (33 ft) concrete post with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a distant satellite view. Located on a shoal in a narrow passage of the Tjeldsund northeast of Tjeldøy. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-8253; Admiralty L3306; NGA 12592.
Fjelldalsholman
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 6 m (20 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 distant satellite view. Located on a small island in the junction of the Tjeldsund and the Lavangfjord north of Fjelldal. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-8259; Admiralty L3308; NGA 12316.

Lødingen Lighthouses
* Lødingen (Hjertholmen) (3)
1914 (station established 1862). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. Approx. 8 m (26 ft) square pyramidal skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Tower covered with metal siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Stefan Seger's photo is at right, Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, Wikimedia has a good view, a closeup photo and a more distant view are available, Google has a distant street view across the harbor, and Bing has a satellite view. The stone foundations of the second (1892) lighthouse are next to the modern light; it was closed and demolished when the Rotvær lighthouse was activated. Located on Hjertholmen, a promontory sheltering the south and east sides of the harbor of Lødingen. There should be an excellent view from ferries arriving in Lødingen from the mainland. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-160; NF-7340; Admiralty L2783; NGA 11284.
Rotvær (2)
1985 (station established 1914). Active; focal plane 22 m (72 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 13 m (43 ft) round cylindrical fiberglass tower with lantern and gallery. Lighthouse painted with black and white horizontal bands (an unusual daymark for Norway); lantern roof painted red. Espen Eidum has a view from the sea, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. The original lighthouse, which had a lantern on the roof of a keeper's house, was demolished when the new one was built. Located at the east end of an island, part of dangerous reef, about 6 km (3.5 mi) south southwest of Lødingen. Accessible only by boat. ARLHS NOR-189; NF-7345; Admiralty L2785; NGA 11292.

Lødingen Light, Lødingen, August 2011
Flickr Creative Commons photo by Stefan Seger
Svensgam (Svendsgam)
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 5 m (17 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 3 s on, 3 s off. 4.5 m (15 ft) lantern on a rubblestone tower. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Google has an indistinct satellite view. Located on the east side of the entrance to the Kanstadfjord. Site status unknown. NF-7349; Admiralty L2787; NGA 11300.
Rinøy
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 skeletal tower with lantern and gallery. Tower covered with metal siding. Lighthouse painted white; lantern roof is red. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Bing has an indistinct satellite view. Located at the northeastern tip of Rinøy, marking the entrance to Rinøyhamn, a small fishing village about 10 km (6 mi) west of Lødingen. Site open, tower closed. NF-7355; Admiralty L2788; NGA 11296.
Seingen
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 9.5 m (31 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 2 s on, 2 s off. 8 m (26 ft) lantern mounted on a platform supported by piles. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the north side of the upper Vestfjord. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7370; Admiralty L2796; NGA 11320.
Smitskjær
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, 1 s on, 1 s off. 7 m (23 ft) lantern mounted on a round rubblestone tower. Lantern painted white with a red roof. Trabas has Capt. Peter's photo, a closeup photo is available, and Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry on the north side of the upper Vestfjord, about 1 km (0.6 mi) north of the Seingen light. Accessible only by boat. Site open, and visitors can climb to the lantern. NF-7373; Admiralty L2798; NGA 11324.
Lysøskjæret
Date unknown. Active; focal plane 10 m (33 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 painted white, lantern roof red. No photo available, but Bing has a satellite view. Located on a skerry east of Svellingen in the Risvær archipelago. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. NF-7392; Admiralty L2809; NGA 11364.

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Posted August 3, 2006. Checked and revised August 11, 2017. Lighthouses: 45. Site copyright 2017 Russ Rowlett and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.