Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse
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Buholmråsa Lighthouse

  • The Buholmråsa lighthouse (Norwegian: Buholmråsa fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Osen is about 61 miles (99 km) north of Trondheim (151 miles/244 km by sea).
  • The lighthouse is located in the Svesfjorden on the small island Sønnaholmen about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of Seter. It stands off the end of a peninsula about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Sandviksberget.
  • Established 1917 and automated 1994, Buholmråsa Lighthouse stands 77 feet (20.5 meters) tall and 118 feet (36 meters) above the high tide level.
  • This is an active lighthouse; focal plane 36 m (118 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 23 m
  • The 75 foot, round cast iron tower with lantern and gallery is painted red with one white horizontal band. There are two 1-1/2-story keeper’s houses. The houses are available for overnight accommodations. Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed.
  • The facility is located in a lush landscape. The station is within easy reach of the archipelago with good landing conditions. The area’s birds are protected under the Nature Conservation Act.
  • Air raids during World War II damaged several of the buildings at this station, which marks the entrance to the Svefjord. In 1944 British fighters attacked the lighthouse where Germans were then stationed.
  • The Kya lighthouse lies on a small island in the ocean 13.5 kilometres (8.4 mi) to the northwest of Buholmråsa lighthouse.

Deepening the nearby channel

In 2008, the Norwegian Coastal Association deepened a channel near Bulholmråsa, using no less than 20 tons of dynamite to do so. This was especially important for the Norwegian coastal ships of Hurtigruten. (Learn more about Hurtigruten.)


  • The lighthouse’s well-equipped and pleasant keepers’ residences can be rented for a weekend by the sea.
  • There are 10 beds in the keepers residences, 2 living rooms, bathrooms and kitchens. Every day Hurtigruten ships pass by twice a day. not far from the lighthouse
  • Buholmrasa is available for booking from Easter to late Autumn.
  • Setervike Handel AS manages the rentals and transportation to and from the island if desired. A boat is also included in the lease for those who want to explore the nearby waters and try some fishing.
  • There is a good picture gallery on this web page (Bildegalleri = picture gallery)
  • Call for pricing. Tel. +47 72 57 75 12 or +47 99 45 25 90
  • The lease includes a 16 foot 10 HP motorboat. Overnight guests are given a tour of the tower upon arrival.


  • Osen is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region. The administrative center of the municipality is the village of Steinsdalen.
  • Osen muncipality has approximately 1.100 inhabitants and covers a area of 387,1 km2. Main industries are Agriculture, fishing, sea farming. It is no exaggeration to say that the landscape around Osen is like a miniature Norway.
  • Osen’s unique coastal atmosphere is fascinating. It offers many activities related to coastal culture in exciting, picturesque surroundings. In Osen you will find, among other things at Nisneset a shore meadow with unique flora and at Buholmråsa, with its colony of kittiwakes and fantastic ocean scenery.

You can find peace and tranquility along with delightful fishing waters both coastal (at Steinsdalselva river) and freshwater. You can discover local culture and history when visiting the old Buholmråsa lighthouse or the old trading village at Vingsand where the play “Bjørnørspelet” was performed for the first time in the summer of 2001.

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