View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1887|
|Tower shape||Tapered cylinder|
|Markings / pattern||White base, red tower|
|Tower height||31.7 metres (104 ft)|
|Focal height||47 metres (154 ft)|
|Range||18.7 nmi (34.6 km; 21.5 mi)|
|Characteristic||FI(2) W 30s|
|Heritage||heritage site in Norway|
Skomvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Skomvær fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Røst Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The tower is located on the island of Skomvær, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of the main island of Røstlandet. The lighthouse was first established in 1887 and it was automated in 1978. The area was listed as a protected site in 1999.
The 31.7-metre (104 ft) tall lighthouse has a red, cast iron, cylindrical tower that stands on top of a circular white stone base. The light is emitted at a height of 47 metres (154 ft) above sea level. The light on top of the tower puts out two white flashes every 30 seconds. The 2,007,300-candela light can be seen for up to 18.7 nautical miles (34.6 km; 21.5 mi) in all directions. The light is on from dusk to sunrise from 4 August until 2 May each year (it is not on during the summers due to the midnight sun in the region). In addition to the light, the tower also emits a Racon signal that is the morse code letter "T".
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- "Skomvær fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
- Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
- Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-15). "Lighthouses of Norway: Outer Lofoten Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
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