Hellisøy Lighthouse

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Hellisøy Lighthouse
Hellisøy fyr1.JPG
View of the lighthouse
Hellisøy Lighthouse is located in Hordaland
Hellisøy Lighthouse
LocationHordaland, Norway
Coordinates60°45′07.7″N 04°42′38.6″E / 60.752139°N 4.710722°E / 60.752139; 4.710722Coordinates: 60°45′07.7″N 04°42′38.6″E / 60.752139°N 4.710722°E / 60.752139; 4.710722
Year first constructed1855
Foundationgranite basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternred tower with 2 white bands, red lantern
Tower height32.3 metres (106 ft)
Focal height46.5 metres (153 ft)
Original lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Intensity960,000 candela
Range18.8 nmi (34.8 km; 21.6 mi)
CharacteristicF Fl W 30s
Admiralty numberB4134
NGA number4176
ARLHS numberNOR-022
Norway numberNF-2000
Managing agentHellisøy Fyrvokterbolig[1]
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata

Hellisøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Hellisøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Fedje municipality in Hordaland county, Norway. The lighthouse lies on the small island of Hellisøy, just off the southwest coast of the larger island of Fedje.


This tower was built in 1855, making it Norway's second-oldest cast iron lighthouse. It is essentially a copy of the Eigerøy Lighthouse built a year earlier on the southwest coast. The lighthouse was automated in 1992.

The lighthouse emits a continuous white light with a more intense flash every 30 seconds. The light sits at an elevation of about 46 metres (151 ft) above sea level. The 32-metre (105 ft) tall round cast iron tower is painted red with two narrow white horizontal bands. There is a 3rd order Fresnel lens in the lighthouse that has been in use since 1903. The lens puts out a light with an intensity of 960,000 candela which can be seen for up to 18.8 nautical miles (34.8 km; 21.6 mi).[2][3]


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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-04-07. Retrieved 2014-04-04.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Bergen Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2014-04-03.

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