Fugløykalven Lighthouse

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Fugløykalven Lighthouse
Fugløykalven lighthouse in Karlsøy.tif
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationKarlsøy Municipality, Troms, Norway
Coordinates70°19′00″N 20°09′12″E / 70.31667°N 20.15333°E / 70.31667; 20.15333Coordinates: 70°19′00″N 20°09′12″E / 70.31667°N 20.15333°E / 70.31667; 20.15333
Year first constructed1916
Year first lit1920
Foundationstone basement
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapemassive octagonal tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternWhite with red lantern
Tower height8.5 metres (28 ft)
Focal height41 metres (135 ft)
Current lens2nd order Fresnel lens
Intensity38,400 candela
Range16 nmi (30 km; 18 mi)
CharacteristicOc (2) WRG 8s.
Admiralty numberL3692
NGA number13520
ARLHS numberNOR-091
Norway numberNF-9000
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Fugløykalven Lighthouse (Norwegian: Fugløykalven fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Karlsøy Municipality in Troms county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the small island Fugløykalven northwest of the island Nord-Fugløya. This was considered one of the most isolated and difficult assignments of all Norwegian light stations.


It was established in 1920 and automated in 2003. The lighthouse is listed as a protected site.[1][2]

Fugløykalven Lighthouse is an octagonal cylindrical stone tower bearing a large lantern and gallery. The original 2nd order Fresnel lens remains in use; it displays 19 colored sectors, the largest number of any Norwegian light. The lighthouse is painted white and the lantern on top is red. The lighthouse shines white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 seconds.[3][4]

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  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Fugløykalven fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Fugløykalven fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Lofoten". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-12-16.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04.

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