Bøkfjord Lighthouse

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Bøkfjord Lighthouse
Bøkfjord lighthouse in Sør Varanger.tif
Bøkfjord Lighthouse
Bøkfjord Lighthouse is located in Finnmark
Bøkfjord Lighthouse
Location Sør-Varanger
Coordinates 69°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 constructed 1910 (first)
Year first lit 1948 (current)
Automated 2006
Construction concrete
Tower shape lantern on end of house
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height 33 metres (108 ft)
Intensity 513,000 candela
Range 16.2 nmi (30.0 km; 18.6 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 15s.
Racon B
Admiralty number L4276
NGA number 14828
ARLHS number NOR-064
Norway number NF-9825[1]

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. 

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