Andenes Lighthouse

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Andenes Lighthouse
Andenes fyrstasjon
Andenes fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates69°19′26.4″N 16°6′57.2″E / 69.324000°N 16.115889°E / 69.324000; 16.115889Coordinates: 69°19′26.4″N 16°6′57.2″E / 69.324000°N 16.115889°E / 69.324000; 16.115889
Year first constructed1859
ConstructionCast iron
Tower shapeTapered cylindrical tower
Markings / patternRed
Tower height40 metres (130 ft)
Focal height40 metres (130 ft)
Current lensFresnel lens
Intensity152,500 cd (continuous)
2,358,000 candela (flash)
Range17.8 nmi (33.0 km; 20.5 mi)
CharacteristicFFl W 30s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL3456
NGA number12940
ARLHS numberNOR-001
Norway number822000
Managing agentAndøymuseet
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Andenes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Andenes fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Andøy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is located in the village of Andenes at the northern end of the island of Andøya in the Vesterålen archipelago. It was established in 1859 and automated in 1978. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 1999.[1][2]

The lighthouse emits a continuous white light with a more intense flash every 30 seconds. The light sits atop a 40-metre (130 ft) tall red round cast iron tower. The light can be seen for about 18 nautical miles (33 km; 21 mi). The light burns from August 10 until April 26 each year, but there is no light the rest of the year due to the midnight sun at this location. The lighthouse is managed by the nearby Andøy Museum (Andøymuseet), which offers guided tours during the summer season. As a result, this is the best known and most visited lighthouse of Norway's Arctic region.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Andenes fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Andenes fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 14 December 2011.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Vesterålen Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2018-06-12. Retrieved 2018-11-25.

External links[edit]