Barøy Lighthouse

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Barøy Lighthouse
Barøy fyrstasjon
Barøya med fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates68°21′13″N 16°4′48″E / 68.35361°N 16.08000°E / 68.35361; 16.08000Coordinates: 68°21′13″N 16°4′48″E / 68.35361°N 16.08000°E / 68.35361; 16.08000
Year first constructed1903
Tower shapecylindrical
Markings / patternwhite with red top
Tower height7.3 metres (24 ft)
Focal height27.5 metres (90 ft)
Intensity55,800 candela
RangeRed: 10 nmi (19 km; 12 mi)

Green: 9.6 nmi (17.8 km; 11.0 mi)

White: 12.6 nmi (23.3 km; 14.5 mi)
CharacteristicOc(2) WRG 8s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL2730
NGA number11132
ARLHS numberNOR-004
Norway number725100

Barøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Barøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Ballangen Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the northwestern shore of the island of Barøya. It marks the entrance to the Ofotfjorden, which leads to the inland port of the town of Narvik.[1]


The first lighthouse here was built in 1903 and it began its work on 1 October 1903. The light was mounted on a concrete base and attached to the west end of a 1-story wooden lighthouse keeper's house.[1]

In 1980, the lighthouse building was closed and a new automated light was built about 20 metres (66 ft) northeast of the old light. The 7.3-metre (24 ft) tall light sits at an elevation of 27.5 metres (90 ft) above sea level. The occulting light on top flashes red, white, or green depending on the direction from which it is viewed. The 55,800-candela light can be seen for up to 12.6 nautical miles (23.3 km; 14.5 mi). The light tower is white with a red top.[2][3]

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  1. ^ a b Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-02-14). "Barøya fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Narvik Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.

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