Utsira Lighthouse

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Utsira Lighthouse
Utsira north tower
Utsira fyr3.jpg
View of the Utsira Lighthouse
Utsira Lighthouse is located in Rogaland
Utsira Lighthouse
LocationUtsira Island
Coordinates59°18′24.7″N 04°52′16.3″E / 59.306861°N 4.871194°E / 59.306861; 4.871194Coordinates: 59°18′24.7″N 04°52′16.3″E / 59.306861°N 4.871194°E / 59.306861; 4.871194
Year first constructed1844
Foundationstone basement
Constructionstone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternred tower and lantern, white trim
Tower height13.3 metres (44 ft)
Focal height78.2 metres (257 ft)
Original lens1st order Fresnel lens
Intensity986,200 candela
Range23 nmi (43 km; 26 mi)
CharacteristicF Fl (3) W 30s.
Admiralty numberB3540
NGA number2812
ARLHS numberNOR-262
Norway numberNF-1295
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Utsira Lighthouse (Norwegian: Utsira fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in Rogaland county, Norway. It sits on the western side of the island of Utsira in the municipality of Utsira.


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.[1][2][3]

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).[3][4]

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  1. ^ Godal, Anne Marit (ed.). "Utsira fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Norsk nettleksikon. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  2. ^ "Utsira fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 5 February 2012.
  3. ^ a b Kystverket (2014). Norske Fyrliste 2014 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  4. ^ Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Haugesund Area (Northern Rogaland)". University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2015-10-21.

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