Moholmen Lighthouse

Moholmen Lighthouse
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Moholmen Lighthouse was originally built in 1914. The original tower was moved to Tranøy, Hamarøy in 1936. A new tower was built at Moholmen, and that tower was automated in 1974.

  • Moholmen is an active light with a focal plane of 23 m (75 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice every 8 s.
  • There is a 12.5 m (41 ft) square pyramidal cast iron tower with lantern and gallery. Tower is painted white, the lantern red. It stands 23.1 m, (75.8 ft) above the high tide level.
  • Next to the tower is a one-story keeper’s house and several other buildings.
  • Moholmen is located in Vågan Kommune, in Nordland County, on a small island in the Vestfjord about 4 km (2.5 mi) southwest of Kabelvåg. It is accessible only by boat.




Kabelvåg is a village located on the southern shore of Austvågøya island in the Lofoten archipelago.

Kabelvåg lies about 5 kilometers to the southwest of Svolvær. The oldest traces of settlement in Kabelvåg are from the late stone age.

Svolvær is a port of call for Hurtigruten.

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