Odderoya, Kristiansand

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Odderøya Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the southwestern coast of the island of Odderøya in Kristiansand municipality in Vest-Agder county, Norway. The lighthouse was first built in 1832. The lighouse was replaced in 1874. That second lighthouse was deactivated in 1984 and a new, automated lighthouse was built adjacent to the historic one, which is still standing. The second Odderøya Lighthouse is listed and protected by law by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage.Present lighthouseThe 8.7m tall light tower was built in 1984 to replace the previous lighthouse which is still standing just a short distance to the east. The concrete, cylindrical tower is white with a red stripe around it and a red roof. The tower emits a white, red, or green light (depending on direction) at an elevation of above sea level. The occulting light occurs twice every eight seconds. The light can be seen for up to 6.1nmi.Historic lighthouseThe historic lighthouse is located right next to the present active lighthouse. The historic one was built in 1874, replacing the 1832 lighthouse. This historic lighthouse has been inactive since 1984. The 8m tall concrete, cylindrical tower is white with a red roof and it is attached to a 1-1/2 story lighthouse keeper's house. A fog bell is attached to the front of the tower. The building is now owned by the city of Kristiansand.
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  • The park is beautiful: it has the sea all around and at the center there is a pretty tall hill from where you have a fantastic view of the city and of the nature. There are even some bunkers from worl...  more »
  • We were 1 day in Kristiansand to take the ferry to Denmark. The trip to the island by bicycle and by foot was very nice. From above, it has amazing views of the sea and Islands.
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  • Odderøya is located at the end of West Beach Street v/Caledonian hotel. The island's maritime museum, several facilities that can be rented for festive occasions, good hiking opportunities, art galleries and a private radio museum with radio amateurs on the top of the island.
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  • Great place to go hiking!
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