Rotvær Lighthouse

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Rotvær Lighthouse
Rotvær fyrstasjon
Location of the lighthouse
LocationFugløya island, Lødingen, Nordland, Norway
Coordinates68°22′4.1″N 15°56′39.6″E / 68.367806°N 15.944333°E / 68.367806; 15.944333Coordinates: 68°22′4.1″N 15°56′39.6″E / 68.367806°N 15.944333°E / 68.367806; 15.944333
Year first constructed1914
Year first lit1985
Tower shapeCylindrical
Markings / patternWhite with black stripes, red top
Tower height12 metres (39 ft)
Focal height21.5 metres (71 ft)
Intensity25,400 candela
RangeRed: 10.2 nmi (18.9 km; 11.7 mi)

Green: 9.7 nmi (18.0 km; 11.2 mi)

White: 12.8 nmi (23.7 km; 14.7 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 6s Edit this on Wikidata
Admiralty numberL2785
NGA number11292
ARLHS numberNOR-189
Norway number734500

Rotvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Rotvær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Lødingen Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The lighthouse sits at the east end of the island of Fugløya, part of dangerous reef at the entrance to the Ofotfjorden, about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) south of the village of Lødingen.


The 12-metre (39 ft) tall lighthouse was first lit in 1914. In 1985, the old lighthouse was closed and a new automated, electric fiberglass light was installed near the old tower. The light sits at an elevation of 21.5 metres (71 ft) above sea level. The 25,400-candela light is white, red, or green light depending on the viewing direction and it is occulting once every 6 seconds. The light can be seen for up to 12.8 nautical miles (23.7 km; 14.7 mi).[1][2][3][4]

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  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Rotvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  2. ^ "Rotvær fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-22). "Lighthouses of Norway: Narvik Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.

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