Kjølnes Lighthouse

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Kjølnes Lighthouse
Kjølnes Lighthouse 2013.jpg
Kjølnes Lighthouse in 2013
Kjølnes Lighthouse is located in Finnmark
Kjølnes Lighthouse
Location Berlevåg Municipality
Coordinates 70°51′11.2″N 29°14′09.0″E / 70.853111°N 29.235833°E / 70.853111; 29.235833Coordinates: 70°51′11.2″N 29°14′09.0″E / 70.853111°N 29.235833°E / 70.853111; 29.235833
Year first constructed 1916 (first)
Year first lit 1949 (current)
Automated 1994
Construction concrete tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 22 metres (72 ft)
Focal height 25.7 metres (84 ft)
Intensity 290,000 candela
Range 15 nmi (28 km; 17 mi)
Characteristic Fl (3) W 40s.
Racon K
Admiralty number L4180
NGA number 14548
ARLHS number NOR-138
Norway number 963300
Heritage heritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

Kjølnes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kjølnes fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in Berlevåg Municipality in Finnmark county, Norway. It is located on the Varanger Peninsula along the Barents Sea, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the village of Berlevåg.


The lighthouse was established in 1916, destroyed during World War II, rebuilt in 1949, and automated in 1994. It was listed as a protected site in 1998. The lighthouse has been used as a guest house/rental cottage since 1994 when it was automated and the keeper's house was no longer occupied.[1][2]

View of the machinery house and keeper's houses at Kjølnes Lighthouse

The white, square, concrete tower is 22 metres (72 ft) tall and it has a cylindrical red lantern on top that emits three white flashes every 40 seconds. The light has an intensity of 290,000 candelas and it can be seen for up to 15 nautical miles (28 km; 17 mi). The light is on from 12 August until 24 April each year. The light is off during the summer due to the midnight sun.[3][4]

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  1. ^ "Kjølnes fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-04.
  3. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Kjølnes fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Hammerfest Area". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2013-02-25.

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