Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad

Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad
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Strømtangen (Torgauten) Lighthouse

Note: There is another lighthouse called Strømtangen in Kragerø, in Telemark County (Larvik Area).

  • Strømtangen was first lit on September 20, 1859, and has been inactive since 1977.
    In 1951, Strømtangen was electrified.
    At first, this lighthouse was called Torgauten, but from the year 1883, the name became Strømtangen.
    The station is owned and protected by the Norwegian Coastal Administration..
  • Strømtangen is at the rocky southern end of Strømtangen island, the tip of the archipelago leading southwest from Fredrikstad on the east side of Oslofjord, marking the entrance to the harbor of Fredrikstad (Onsøy).
  • Strømtangen stands 22.6 feet/6.9 meters tall and 37 feet/11.3 meters above the high tide mark.
  • The  lantern room, at ground level, is attached to one corner of a 2-story wood duplex keeper’s house. The house is painted white and the lantern room red.
  • There’s an automatic weather station from the Norwegian Meteorological Institute at the lighthouse.


  • The Onsøybeviset association has leased the keepers house from the Kystverket (Norwegian Coastal Association) and made it available for overnight accommodations (reservations should be made at least a year in advance).
  • The keepers house has 10 bed in two bedrooms and is suitable for families and friends. The apartment is pleasant with a south-facing living room offering exceptional views. The old lighthouse is now part of the house with an entrance directly from the living room.
  • Rentals are available from Easter through October.
  • The site is accessible only by boat.
  •  Site manager: Strømtangen Fyr. http://www.stromtangen.no/default.asp?fid=1171 This is a Norwegian-language site.
  • To book, send an e-mail to: stromtangen@gmail.com
  • Your email should contain the following:
    Date from-to desired (check the site for availability)
    Your name, address, email, telephone
  • Tel: +47 909 28 327

 Fredrikstad, The Fortified Town, Østfold county

  • Fredrikstad has a rich cultural life, a bustling quayside and a cosy Old Town. Fredrikstad is proud to be the best preserved fortress town in Scandinavia.
  • The city is  the end of the longest river in Norway, which gives Fredrikstad an added importance. And it is about an hour and a half south of Oslo.
  • Visit Fredrikstad, site and information http://www.visitoslofjord.no/en/fredrikstad-and-hvaler/
  • Fredrikstad Tourist Information Office.
    Address: Torvgaten 59A, 1632 Gamle Fredrikstad
    Tel: +47 69 30 46 00
    Email: turistkontoret@opplevfredrikstad.com

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