|Year first constructed||1655 (first)|
|Year first lit||1915 (current)|
|Construction||cast iron tower|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||white tower, red lantern|
|Height||16.1 metres (53 ft)|
|Focal height||50.1 metres (164 ft)|
|Current lens||1° Fresnel lens|
|Range||19.4 nautical miles (35.9 km; 22.3 mi)|
|Characteristic||Q W 20s.|
Lindesnes Lighthouse was first built in 1655 in Lindesnes, Vest-Agder, Norway. In 1822, it was refitted with a coal lamp, and in 1854 a new lamp was installed with the current lens. The current cast iron tower was set up in 1915 and fitted with the old Fresnel lens. In 1920 the lighthouse station got its first fog signal, a siren. The fog signal and its machinery is placed in a building beside the tower.
During World War II the lighthouse was taken over by the Germans. Being an important watchpoint, the Germans built a small fortress with four guns and, after a while, a radar antenna. The traces from World War II are visible as trenches, tunnels, and other fortifications.
In the 1950s the lighthouse station was electrified and the fog signal was replaced with a powerful Diaphone. The fog signal was closed as a navigational aid in 1988, but it is still operational and is used on special occasions.
Lindesnes Lighthouse is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration and is still active. It is also a museum, operated by the non-profit Lindesnes Lighthouse Museum Foundation. In addition to the buildings belonging to the lighthouse, keeper's cottages, sheds and boathouses, Lindesnes Lighthouse has a visitor centre inside the nearby mountain with exhibitions, a cinema hall and a cafeteria. There is also a museum shop.
Lindesnes Lighthouse Museum is a part of the National Museums of Coastal Infrastructure, Kystmusea, together with Tungenes lighthouse outside Stavanger, Dalsfjord lighthouse museum at Sunnmøre and the Lofoten Museum in Kabelvåg. Kystmusea cooperates closely with the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
- Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Kristiansand Area". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- Ryvarden, Leif; Lauritzen, Per Roger (2006). KystNorge 1–3. Oslo: Gyldendal. ISBN 978-82-05-35265-0.
- Norwegian Lighthouse Association
- Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening (Norwegian)
- Lindesnes fyrmuseum home page (in Norwegian)
- Enjoy Norway - Lindesnes Lighthouse[dead link]
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