Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse (Norwegian: Vingleia fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Frøya in Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse sits on the island of Skarvfleshølen about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of the island village of Mausund, about 13 kilometres (8.1 mi) northeast of the Sula Lighthouse, about 26 kilometres (16 mi) southwest of the Finnvær Lighthouse, and about 45 kilometres (28 mi) southwest of the Halten Lighthouse. It is lit from 21 July until 16 May each year. It is not lit during the summer due to the midnight sun of the region.[1]

Vingleia Lighthouse
Vingleia fyrstasjon
Vingleia 1.jpg
View of the lighthouse
LocationSkarvfleshølen, Trøndelag, Norway
Coordinates63°54′59″N 8°40′28″E / 63.9164°N 08.6744°E / 63.9164; 08.6744Coordinates: 63°54′59″N 8°40′28″E / 63.9164°N 08.6744°E / 63.9164; 08.6744
Constructed1921 (first)
Height10.2 metres (33 ft)
MarkingsWhite with black band and red roof
First lit1985 (current)
Deactivated1985 (first)
Focal height13.8 metres (45 ft)
Intensity29,700 candela
RangeRed: 7.73 nmi (14.32 km; 8.90 mi)

Green: 7.32 nmi (13.56 km; 8.42 mi)

White: 10.09 nmi (18.69 km; 11.61 mi)
CharacteristicOc (2) WRG 8s
Norway no.467300

Current towerEdit

The lighthouse was built in 1985 to replace the previous tower that was built in 1921. The 10.2-metre (33 ft) tall tower is painted white with a black horizontal stripe and a red roof. The light sits at an elevation of 13.8 metres (45 ft) above sea level. The tower emits a white, red, or green light (depending on direction), occulting twice every 8 seconds. The 29,700-candela light can be seen for up to 10.09 nautical miles (18.69 km; 11.61 mi).[2][3]

Old towerEdit

The original tower was built in 1921. It was a 19-metre (62 ft) tall square, wooden tower that was attached to the lighthouse keeper's house. It was painted white with a red roof. It was closed in 1985 when the new tower was built next to it. The old tower was renovated and is now available to rent as a vacation home.[3]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Wisting, Tor, ed. (2009-02-15). "Vingleia fyr". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-02-22.
  2. ^ Kystverket (2018). Norske Fyrliste (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 9788245015959.
  3. ^ a b Rowlett, Russ (19 July 2011). "Lighthouses of Norway: Hitra and Frøya". The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved 2018-02-22.

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