Torsvåg Lighthouse

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Torsvåg Lighthouse
Torsvaag fyr.jpg
View of the lighthouse
Torsvåg Lighthouse is located in Troms
Torsvåg Lighthouse
Location Karlsøy
Coordinates 70°14′43″N 19°30′00″E / 70.24528°N 19.50000°E / 70.24528; 19.50000Coordinates: 70°14′43″N 19°30′00″E / 70.24528°N 19.50000°E / 70.24528; 19.50000
Year first constructed 1916
Automated 1986
Construction wooden tower
Tower shape square tower with balcony and lantern attached to the keeper's house
Markings / pattern white tower, red lantern
Height 9.6 metres (31 ft)
Focal height 32.5 metres (107 ft)
Intensity 35,600 candela
Range 16.5 nmi (30.6 km; 19.0 mi)
Characteristic Oc WRG 6s.
Admiralty number L3682
NGA number 13504
ARLHS number NOR-251
Norway number NF-8880[1]

Torsvåg Lighthouse (Norwegian: Torsvåg fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in the municipality of Karlsøy in Troms county, Norway. The lighthouse is in the village of Torsvåg on a small island connected to the main island of Vannøya by a short causeway.


The lighthouse was first lit in 1916, automated in 1986, and has not had an on-site lighthouse keeper since 2006.[2][3]

The light on top of the 9.6-metre (31 ft) tall tower flashes a white, red, or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 seconds. The light intensity is 35,600 candela and the light can be seen for up to 16.5 nmi (30.6 km; 19.0 mi).[4][5]

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  1. ^ Torsvåg Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 8, 2016
  2. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Torsvåg fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  3. ^ "Torsvåg fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 7 January 2012. 
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Lofoten". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2012-12-16. 
  5. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. 

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