Kya Lighthouse

Kya lighthouse
Location Kya Island
Coordinates 64°27′51.1″N 10°12′43.5″E / 64.464194°N 10.212083°E / 64.464194; 10.212083Coordinates: 64°27′51.1″N 10°12′43.5″E / 64.464194°N 10.212083°E / 64.464194; 10.212083
Year first constructed 1920
Automated 1958
Foundation stone basement
Construction cast iron tower
Tower shape massive cylindrical tower with balcony and lantern incorporating keeper's quarter
Markings / pattern red tower and lantern
Height 22.5 metres (74 ft)
Focal height 29 metres (95 ft)
Light source solar power
Intensity 4000 candela
Range 12.2 nmi (22.6 km; 14.0 mi)
Characteristic Fl W 10s.
Admiralty number L1722
NGA number 8548
ARLHS number NOR-147
Norway number NF-5000[1]

The Kya lighthouse is a lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. The lighthouse is located on the small island of Kya in the ocean 15 kilometres (9.3 mi) northwest of Seter. The Buholmråsa lighthouse is located nearby, closer to the mainland.

The light on the 22.5-metre (74 ft) tall lighthouse can be see for 12.2 nautical miles (22.6 km; 14.0 mi). It is lit from July 25 until May 12 every year, but is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun.[2][3]

See also


  1. Kya Lighthouse The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved March 6, 2016
  2. Store norske leksikon. "Kya fyr" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-12-31.
  3. Kystverket (2008). Norske Fyrliste 2008 (PDF) (in Norwegian). ISBN 978-82-450-0628-5.

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