Hornøya (Finnmark)

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View of Hornøya and Vardø Lighthouse
Hornøya is located in Finnmark
Location in Finnmark
Location Finnmark, Norway
Coordinates 70°23′16″N 31°09′19″E / 70.3877°N 31.1553°E / 70.3877; 31.1553Coordinates: 70°23′16″N 31°09′19″E / 70.3877°N 31.1553°E / 70.3877; 31.1553
Area 0.4 km2 (0.15 sq mi)
Length 900 m (3,000 ft)
Width 700 m (2,300 ft)
Highest elevation 65 m (213 ft)
County Finnmark
Municipality Vardø

Hornøya is a small, uninhabited island in Vardø Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It lies in the Barents Sea, just east of the larger island of Vardøya where the town of Vardø is located. Vardø Lighthouse is the only man-made object on the 0.4-square-kilometre (99-acre) island. The lighthouse sits at the highest point of the island, at an elevation of 65 metres (213 ft) above sea level, and it protects the shipping lanes around the town of Vardø. The island is the easternmost point of Norway proper.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Norwegian Mapping Authority. "Ytterpunkter for kongeriket Norge" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 7 February 2009. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Hornøya" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-03-01.