Kaura Lighthouse

Kaura Lighthouse
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Kaura Lighthouse, Roan

  • Kaura Lighthouse was built in 1931 and automated in 1959.
  • It is an active light, with a focal plane 30 m (98 ft); two flashes every 10 s, white, red or green depending on direction.
  • It stands on Kaura islet in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) northwest of Roan, at the mouth of Brandsfjord in Roan, Sør-Trøndelag.
  • Kaura stands 22 m (72 ft) tall and 30 m (98.4) above the high tide level.
  • The cylindrical cast iron tower with lantern and gallery, incorporating keeper’s quarters, is mounted on a round stone base. The column is painted red with one narrow white horizontal band; stone base painted white. This design is the closest thing in Norway to the “sparkplug” cast iron lighthouses of the U.S.
  • There is a  concrete boathouse is connected to the lighthouse by a concrete bridge. Landing conditions are very difficult.
  • Accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. ARLHS NOR-135; NF-4858; Admiralty L1682; NGA 8432.
  • This lighthouse is the sibling of Kya Fyr.
  • The lighthouse is protected by the Cultural Heritage, by the Cultural Heritage Act. NCA is the owner of the lighthouse, but  there is a plan to partially transfer the property for rent to tourists. The idea is that the NCA should restore the lighthouse exterior, while local forces – c take care of the internal maintenance and aftercare. In return, the local forces have engaged in the hiring of the lighthouse and get any income from this.

Other lighthouses in this part of Norway include; Buholmråsa, Kya, Halten, Bessaker, Villa, and Ellingråsa.


Roan is a municipality in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is part of the Fosen region in the northern part of the county. The administrative centre of the municipality is the village of Roan. Other villages include Bessaker, Brandsfjord, and Hofstad.

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