The Grip Lighthouse (Norwegian: Grip fyrstasjon) is located in the Grip archipelago in the municipality of Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.[1] The lighthouse was built between 1885 and 1888 on the 7-metre (23 ft) high islet of Bratthårskollen, north of Gripholmen.[2]

Grip Lighthouse
Grip fyrstasjon
View of the lighthouse
LocationKristiansund, Norway Edit this at Wikidata
Coordinates63°14′01″N 7°36′33″E / 63.2336°N 7.6092°E / 63.2336; 7.6092
Constructed1885 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructiongranite (basement), cast iron (tower) Edit this on Wikidata
Automated1977 Edit this on Wikidata
Height44 m (144 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Shapetruncated cone Edit this on Wikidata
Markingsred (tower), red (lantern), white (basement) Edit this on Wikidata
Power sourcesolar power Edit this on Wikidata
Heritagecultural property Edit this on Wikidata
RaconEdit this on Wikidata
First lit1888 Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height47 m (154 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Range17.4 nmi (32.2 km; 20.0 mi) (white) Edit this on Wikidata
CharacteristicOc(2) WRG 8s Edit this on Wikidata



The 44-metre (144 ft) tall lighthouse is a red cast iron tower on a white 16-metre (52 ft) granite stonemasonry base. This is the second tallest lighthouse tower in Norway. The lighthouse's range is 19 nautical miles (35 km; 22 mi), and the white, red, or green light, depending on direction, is occulting every eight seconds.[3]

The islet is barren rock with just the lighthouse tower, a concrete boathouse, and two wharves. The lighthouse keepers lived inside the lighthouse tower. A radio beacon was operated between 1947 and 1986, which was replaced with a frequency-agile racon signalling "G" with a range of 4 nm. The lighthouse was electrified in 1932, and is unmanned since it was automated in 1977. In 2000, it became protected as a cultural heritage site. The pilot station was shut down in 1969.[2]

See also



  1. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Nordmøre (Kristiansund Area)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  2. ^ a b Store norske leksikon. "Grip fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-11-22.
  3. ^ Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-24.