Kavringen Fyr - Oslo, Norway

Lighthouse category:  sector

Position:  59° 53' 59.2"N : 10° 43' 19.5"E

Status: active

Date:  1892

Designer:  not known

Tower height:  43 feet

Construction: octagonal wooden tower with ornate lantern topped by a weather vane in the form of a viking ship.  Tower is supported on stone built base

Colour scheme: tower white with single, horizontal red band, lantern brown

Focal plane height:  39 feet

Characteristics: sector light displaying red, white or greetn depending on direction.  Light occults in groups of three flashes but occultation period not known.

Foghorn:  none

Google map view:  google map link

This has got to be one of the most picturesque and quirky lighthouses I've seen anywhere so far.  When I first saw it I wasn't even convicned that it was a lighthouse - it's ornate appearance led to me to think that it might be come kind of memorial!  But a lighthouse it most certainly is.  The tower is located in the Inner Harbour in Oslo, lying between Hovedøya and the Filipstad container terminal.  In 2006 the tower underwent extensive restoration and I think that the pristine condition of the tower in the photo above is testimony to the success of this work.

This photo  shows the little viking ship that forms the weather vane on the very topmost point of the elaborate lantern.

The photo below gives a wider view of the light with the city of Oslo in the bakcground.

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