Herøy

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Flåvær Lighthouse

Flåvær Lighthouse

Flavær LIghthouse. Built in 1870, automated in 1979. This is an active lighthouse.  It was renovated in 1887 and 1914. In 1952 it was connected to the electrical power grid, and it was fully automated in 1979. Standing 14 m (46 ft) tall, it has a square cylindrical wood tower with lantern and gallery, rising from […]

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Ytterholmen Lighthouse’s 100th anniversary

Ytterholmen Lighthouse’s 100th anniversary

Ytterholmen Lighthouse was first lit 100 years ago! At 66°02’30” latitude, Ytterholmen Lighthouse is just south of the Arctic Circle. It stands on little Ytterholmen (Norwegian yetter: outer, farther, holmen: islet) out in the ocean west of Herøy municipality in Nordland county. It lies about 9.3 miles (15 kilometres) southwest of Gåsvær. Built 1912, and automated […]