Skomvær Lighthouse

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Skomvær Lighthouse
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Skomvær Lighthouse
Skomvær Lighthouse is located in Nordland
Skomvær Lighthouse
Location Skomvær Island
Coordinates 67°24′39.6″N 11°52′31.1″E / 67.411000°N 11.875306°E / 67.411000; 11.875306Coordinates: 67°24′39.6″N 11°52′31.1″E / 67.411000°N 11.875306°E / 67.411000; 11.875306
Year first constructed 1887
Automated 1978
Foundation stone basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape tapered cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / pattern white basement, red tower and lantern
Height 31.7 metres (104 ft)
Focal height 47 metres (154 ft)
Intensity 2,007,300 candela
Range 18.9 nmi (35.0 km; 21.7 mi)
Characteristic Fl (2) W 30s.
Admiralty number L3028
NGA number 11908
ARLHS number NOR-208
Norway number NF-7718[1]

Skomvær Lighthouse (Norwegian: Skomvær fyr) is a former coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Røst in Nordland county, Norway. It is located on the island of Skomvær, about 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) southwest of the main island of Røstlandet.


The lighthouse has a red tower that stands 31.7 metres (104 ft) tall and the light can be seen for up to 18.9 nautical miles (35.0 km; 21.7 mi). The lighthouse was first built in 1887, automated in 1978, and closed in 1988. It was listed as a protected site in 1999.[2][3][4]

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

See also[edit]


  1. ^ The Lighthouse Directory University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 2, 2016.
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Skomvær fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Skomvær fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Kystverket (2011). Norske Fyrliste 2011 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-1039-8. 

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