Finnvær Lighthouse

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Finnvær Lighthouse
Finnvær fyrstasjon
Finnværet 1.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Finnvær Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Finnvær Lighthouse
Finnvær Lighthouse is located in Norway
Finnvær Lighthouse
LocationFroan, Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°04′09″N 9°06′38″E / 64.0692°N 09.1105°E / 64.0692; 09.1105Coordinates: 64°04′09″N 9°06′38″E / 64.0692°N 09.1105°E / 64.0692; 09.1105
Year first constructed1912 (first)
Year first lit1985 (current)
Tower shapeCylindrical
Markings / patternWhite with 2 black
bands and red roof
Tower height10.2 metres (33 ft)
Focal height18.4 metres (60 ft)
RangeRed: 7.5 nmi (13.9 km; 8.6 mi)

Green: 7.1 nmi (13.1 km; 8.2 mi)

White: 9.8 nmi (18.1 km; 11.3 mi)
CharacteristicIso WRG 4s
Admiralty numberL1544
NGA number8160
ARLHS numberNOR-416
Norway number471000

Finnvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Finnvær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Frøya in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located at Finnværet on the small island of Valøya in the Froan islands. The lighthouse is located about 40 kilometres (25 mi) northeast of the Sula Lighthouse which is at Sula, about 25 kilometres (16 mi) northeast of Vingleia Lighthouse, and about 18 kilometres (11 mi) southwest of the Halten Lighthouse at Halten. The lighthouse was originally built in 1912, but in 1985 it was closed and a new, automated tower was built right next to it.[1]

Current tower[edit]

The 10.2-metre (33 ft) tall concrete, cylindrical tower is painted white with two black horizontal stripes around it. The roof is painted red. On top of the tower, at an elevation of 18.4 metres (60 ft) above sea level is the light. The isophase light is on for four seconds and then off for four seconds emitting a white, red, or green light (depending on direction). The light can be seen for up to 9.8 nautical miles (18.1 km; 11.3 mi). The tower is powered by solar power.[2][3]

Old tower[edit]

The original lighthouse was built in 1912. The 15-metre (49 ft) tall tower was a square, wooden tower that was white with a red roof. It was attached to a two-and-a-half story lighthouse keeper's house. The old tower was closed in 1985 when the new, automated tower was completed.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-07-07). "Finnvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  3. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Hitra and Frøya". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-02-22.

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