Egerøy Light

"Egersund, Norway"


Built: 1854
Automated: 1989

"This cast iron 32.9 m (108 ft) tall tower houses a first order lens which is 46.4 m (152 ft) above sea level. It can be seen 18.8 nautical miles out to sea. Located along the southwest coast of Norway, it is by far the most challenging light to reach by foot that we have encountered. It was about a 3.4 km (over 2 miles) hike each way, a lot of it being over very rocky terrain. The caretaker, and guide, at the lighthouse is a former lighthouse keeper (for 46 1/2 years), and was keeper at this light from 1952 to 1968."



Navigational Options
Return to Thirty-sixth Lighthouse Expedition
Go to Alphabetical Listing
Go to Geographical Listing
Return to Lighthouse Home Page

Lighthouses: A Photographic Journey
Conceived and Developed by David S. Carter
Photographs by Donald W. Carter
Text by Diana K. Carter, Donald W. Carter & David S. Carter

Copyright © 1995-2006 David S. Carter, Donald W. Carter, & Diana K. Carter. All rights reserved. Reproduction by any means, physical or electronic, in part or in full, without the express permission of the authors, is strictly prohibited.