Nordøyan Lighthouse

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Nordøyan Lighthouse
Nordøyan lighthouse in Vikna.tif
View of the lighthouse
Nordøyan Lighthouse is located in Nord-Trøndelag
Nordøyan Lighthouse
Location Vikna
Coordinates 64°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 constructed 1890
Automated 2005
Foundation stone basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape cilindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern
Height 10 metres (33 ft)
Focal height 36.5 metres (120 ft)
Intensity 2,070,000 candela
Range 17.2 nmi (31.9 km; 19.8 mi)
Characteristic F FL W 40s
Admiralty number L1868
NGA number L1868
ARLHS number NOR-033
Norway number NF-5335[1]

Nordøyan Lighthouse (Norwegian: Nordøyan fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Vikna in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. It was established in 1890 and automated in 2005. The light is powered on all year except from May 12 until July 25 due to the midnight sun in this region.[2]

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 nautical miles (31 km; 20 mi).[3][4]

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  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Nord-Trøndelag". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved February 28, 2016. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nordøyan fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  3. ^ "Nordøyan fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 2011-10-04. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. 

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