Wednesday, July 03, 2019

Landsort Lighthouse

Lighthouse Landsort Lighthouse Off the beaten path Fyr
Öja is a tiny island. It is famous for a few things. This is one of them. The Landsort lighthouse. Built back in 1670, this is the oldest lighthouse in Sweden. There was an earlier lighthouse on the island but it was destroyed in a fire. That first lighthouse had been constructed by the Dutchman Johan van der Hagen and it was a few relatives to him that also built this lighthouse. It has been modernised a few times over the centuries and is today fully automatic. If you visit during the Summer there is a guided tour twice a day.


RedPat said...


PerthDailyPhoto said...

I looooove lighthouses Steffe, gosh this is a real old beauty. Good to know it's still doing its job efficiently 💙

William Kendall said...

It is impressive.

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Belas fotografias, gostei e aproveito para desejar a continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
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Jack said...

1670? If we had a lighthouse from 1935 we would consider it old!!!

Stefan Jansson said...

I really like the design of it. There are copies here and there around Nynäshamn. Aa anonymous street artist made a few miniature versions that he placed along the picturesque Strandvägen road a few years ago. I think I showed you one of those last Summer.