Bøkfjord Lighthouse

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Bøkfjord Lighthouse
Bøkfjord lighthouse in Sør Varanger.tif
Bøkfjord Lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
Coordinates69°52′38″N 30°10′36″E / 69.87722°N 30.17667°E / 69.87722; 30.17667Coordinates: 69°52′38″N 30°10′36″E / 69.87722°N 30.17667°E / 69.87722; 30.17667
Year first constructed1910 (first)
Year first lit1948 (current)
Tower shapelantern on end of house
Markings / patternwhite tower, red lantern
Tower height10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height33 metres (108 ft)
Intensity513,000 candela
Range16.2 nmi (30.0 km; 18.6 mi)
CharacteristicFl (2) W 15s.
Admiralty numberL4276
NGA number14828
ARLHS numberNOR-064
Norway numberNF-9825[1]
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Bøkfjord Lighthouse (Norwegian: Bøkfjord fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located at the mouth of Bøkfjorden in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located about 20 kilometres (12 mi) north of the town of Kirkenes in Sør-Varanger Municipality, about 26 kilometres (16 mi) west of the border with Russia.


The lighthouse was established in 1910, and re-built in 1947–1948, having been destroyed during World War II. The lighthouse was listed as a protected site in 1998 and it was automated in 2006.[2][3]

The 10-metre (33 ft) tall white, square, concrete tower has a red, metal, cylindrical light room on top. The light emits two white flashes every 15 seconds. The 513,000 candela light can be seen for up to 16.2 nmi (30.0 km; 18.6 mi). The light is emitted at an altitude of 33 metres (108 ft) above sea level. The site is only accessible by boat, and it is closed to the public.[2][1]

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  1. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Vadsø Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 24 February 2016.
  2. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Bøkfjord fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 13 December 2011.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04.

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