Skomvær Lighthouse

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Skomvær Lighthouse
Skomvær fyrstasjon
Skomvær fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Location of the lighthouse
LocationNordland, Norway
Coordinates67°24′39″N 11°52′30″E / 67.4109°N 11.8749°E / 67.4109; 11.8749Coordinates: 67°24′39″N 11°52′30″E / 67.4109°N 11.8749°E / 67.4109; 11.8749
Year first constructed1887
Deactivated1988 Edit this on Wikidata
ConstructionCast iron
Tower shapeTapered cylinder
Markings / patternWhite base, red tower
Tower height31.7 metres (104 ft)
Focal height47 metres (154 ft)
Intensity2,007,300 candela
Range18.7 nmi (34.6 km; 21.5 mi)
CharacteristicFI(2) W 30s Edit this on Wikidata
RaconT (–)
Admiralty numberL3028
NGA number11908
ARLHS numberNOR-208
Norway number771800
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

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.[1]

The steel-hulled barque Skomvær takes her name from the lighthouse.[citation needed]


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).[1] In addition to the light, the tower also emits a Racon signal that is the morse code letter "T".[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Ording, Svein, ed. (2009-02-14). "Skomvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-11-25.
  2. ^ "Skomvær fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (2018-09-15). "Lighthouses of Norway: Outer Lofoten Area". The Lighthouse Directory. Retrieved 2018-11-25.

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