View of the Utsira Lighthouse
|Year first constructed||1844|
|Tower shape||cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern|
|Markings / pattern||red tower and lantern, white trim|
|Tower height||13.3 metres (44 ft)|
|Focal height||78.2 metres (257 ft)|
|Original lens||1st order Fresnel lens|
|Range||23 nmi (43 km; 26 mi)|
|Characteristic||F Fl (3) W 30s.|
The lighthouse was first lit in 1844, and listed as a protected site in 1999. At an elevation of 78.2 metres (257 ft), the lighthouse has the highest elevation of all the lighthouses in Norway. Originally, the lighthouse had a twin lighthouse located about 100 metres (330 ft) away. The twin lighthouses were used to distinguish it from other nearby lighthouses, but the other lighthouse was decommissioned in 1890. Since 2008, one of the lighthouse keeper's buildings has served as a tourist cabin.
The 13.3-metre (44 ft) tall round stone building is painted red with a white trim. At the top, there is a 1st order Frensel lens which emits three white flashes every 60 seconds. The light has an intensity of 986,200 candela, and it can be seen for a distance of up to 23 nautical miles (43 km; 26 mi).
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- "Utsira fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
- Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
- Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Haugesund Area (Northern Rogaland)". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2015-10-21.
- Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening (in Norwegian)
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