Stavernsodden Light

"Stavern, Norway"


Built: 1855
Automated: 1984

"This 8.5 m (28 ft) light tower is built of stone and houses a first order lens system. It is located on an island just off shore from Stavern and marks the entrance to Stavern Harbor and the Larvik fjord. The light shines 44 m (144 ft) above sea level with a range of 14.9 nautical miles. In conjunction with an old fortress on the same island, the lighthouse contributes in no small way to the overall atmosphere of the coastal town of Stavern, which is Norway's smallest town. There are several buildings surrounding the lighthouse, which today serve as a summer retreat for meteorologists based in Oslo and their families. This fact is often underscored by locals when discussing which part of the country has the sunniest weather!"



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