View of the lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1876 (first)|
|Year first lit||1917 (current)|
|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)|
|Range||16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)|
|Characteristic||Oc (2) WRG 8s.|
|ARLHS number||NOR-290 (current)
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).
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.
- Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening (in Norwegian)
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