Nordøyan Lighthouse

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Nordøyan Lighthouse
Nordøyan fyrstasjon
Nordøyan lighthouse in Vikna.tif
View of the lighthouse
Nordøyan Lighthouse is located in Trøndelag
Nordøyan Lighthouse
Nordøyan Lighthouse is located in Norway
Nordøyan Lighthouse
LocationTrøndelag, Norway
Coordinates64°47′55″N 10°32′52″E / 64.79861°N 10.54778°E / 64.79861; 10.54778Coordinates: 64°47′55″N 10°32′52″E / 64.79861°N 10.54778°E / 64.79861; 10.54778
Year first constructed1890
ConstructionCast iron tower
Tower shapeCylindrical tower
Markings / patternRed tower
Tower height10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height36.5 metres (120 ft)
Intensity2,070,000 candela
Range17.2 nmi (31.9 km; 19.8 mi)
CharacteristicF FL W 40s
Admiralty numberL1868
NGA number8908
ARLHS numberNOR-033
Norway number533500
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata

Nordøyan Lighthouse (Norwegian: Nordøyan fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Vikna in Trøndelag, Norway. It was established in 1890 and automated in 1989. The light is powered on all year except from May 12 until July 25 due to the midnight sun in this region.[1]

Nordøyan lighthouse stands on the islet of Surenøy, north of the Foldafjord. The lighthouse tower is 10 metres (33 ft) tall, and the light at the top of the tower is located 36.5 metres (120 ft) above sea level. The white light is always on, emitting a 79,000 candela light, and every 40 seconds it flashes a much brighter 2,070,000 candela light. The light can be seen for about 17.2 nautical miles (31.9 km; 19.8 mi).[2][3]

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  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nordøyan fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  2. ^ "Nordøyan fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24.

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