Hellisøy Lighthouse

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Hellisøy Lighthouse
Hellisøy fyr1.JPG
View of the lighthouse
LocationVestland, 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
Foundationgranite basement
Constructioncast iron tower
Tower height32.3 metres (106 ft)
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markingsred tower with 2 white bands, red lantern
OperatorHellisøy Fyrvokterbolig[1]
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height46.5 metres (153 ft)
Lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Intensity960,000 candela
Range18.8 nmi (34.8 km; 21.6 mi)
CharacteristicF Fl W 30s
NGA no.4176
Norway no.NF-2000
Admiralty no.B4134 Edit this on Wikidata
ARLHS no.NOR-022

Hellisøy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Hellisøy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Fedje municipality in Vestland 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". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2014-04-03.

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