Åsvær Lighthouse

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Åsvær Lighthouse
Åsvær fyr.JPG
View of the lighthouse
Åsvær Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Åsvær Lighthouse
Location Andersnbakken Island
Coordinates 66°15′54.6″N 12°17′47.4″E / 66.265167°N 12.296500°E / 66.265167; 12.296500Coordinates: 66°15′54.6″N 12°17′47.4″E / 66.265167°N 12.296500°E / 66.265167; 12.296500
Year first constructed 1876 (first)
Year first lit 1917 (current)
Automated 1980
Foundation stone basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cylindrical tower with gallery and lantern attached to a two-story keeper's house
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern
Height 18.5 metres (61 ft) (current)
10 metres (33 ft) (first)
Focal height 24.5 metres (80 ft)
Intensity 28,800 candela
Range 16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)
Characteristic Oc (2) WRG 8s.
Admiralty number L2338
NGA number 10140
ARLHS number NOR-290 (current)
NOR-425 (first)
Norway number NF-6573[1]

Åsvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Åsvær fyr) is an active coastal lighthouse located on the island of Åsvær in the municipality of Dønna in Nordland county, Norway. It is located about 10 kilometres (6.2 mi) north of Vandve, about 16 kilometres (9.9 mi) northwest of Dønnes, and about 11 kilometres (6.8 mi) south of Lovund. The occulting light on the top of the tower can be seen for up to 16 nautical miles (30 km; 18 mi).[2]


The 18.5-metre (61 ft) tall lighthouse was first built in 1876. The original lighthouse was replaced in 1919 after a tough winter storm. The new lighthouse was automated in 1980, and it was listed as a protected site in 2000.[3][4]

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  1. ^ The Lighthouse Directory
  2. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2010 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-1039-8. 
  3. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Åsvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Åsvær fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2012-01-17. 

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