Kvitholmen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Kvitholmen fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in Hustadvika Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. It is located on the island of Kvitholmen, about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) off the mainland coast of Eide Municipality. The lighthouse was established in 1842, rebuilt in 1956, and automated in 1990.[1][2]

Kvitholmen Lighthouse
Kvitholmen Lighthouse. Stone tower from 1842 and associated buildings
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LocationMøre og Romsdal
Norway
Coordinates63°01′23″N 07°14′05.3″E / 63.02306°N 7.234806°E / 63.02306; 7.234806
Tower
Constructed1956
Constructionconcrete tower
Automated1990
Height12 metres (39 ft)
Shapecylindrical tower with gallery and lantern
Markingswhite tower, red lantern and roof
RaconO
Light
First lit1956 Edit this on Wikidata
Focal height25 metres (82 ft)
Intensity39,100 candela
Range17.5 nmi (32.4 km; 20.1 mi)
CharacteristicOc WRG 6s
Original light Edit this at Wikidata
Constructed1842 Edit this on Wikidata
Constructionstone (tower) Edit this on Wikidata
Height12 m (39 ft) Edit this on Wikidata
Heritageheritage site in Norway Edit this on Wikidata

The present lighthouse sits on top of a 12-metre (39 ft) tall white concrete tower with a red top. The light sits at an elevation of 25 metres (82 ft) above sea level. The light emits a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) occulting once every 6 seconds. The 39,100 candela light can be seen for up to 17.5 nmi (32.4 km; 20.1 mi). The light is in operation from 16 July until 21 May every year. The light is shut off during the summers due to the midnight sun. The present lighthouse sits right next to the historic tower that was built in 1842. In 1956 the present tower was built to replace the old stone tower.[1][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Henriksen, Petter (ed.). "Kvitholmen fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  2. ^ "Kvitholmen fyrstasjon" (in Norwegian). Norsk Fyrhistorisk Forening. Retrieved 29 December 2011.
  3. ^ Rowlett, Russ. "Lighthouses of Norway: Nordmøre (Kristiansund Area)". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 14 June 2021.
  4. ^ Kystverket (2012). Norske Fyrliste 2012 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245013542. Archived from the original (PDF) on 4 October 2013.

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