Runde lighthouse

Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog
Runde lighthouse. Oc WRG 6s. The coastal lighthouse has a Fresnel lighthouse lens of the 1st order. The lighthouse station was commissioned in 1767 by P.F. Koren, the notary public in Kristiansund. Runde lighthouse is considered to be the fifth oldest lighthouse in the country. It offered little illumination when it was powered by a brazier burning coal and peat. In 1807 the state took over responsibility for the lighthouse station and in 1826 a 7 m tall coal flare major light was erected. In 1858 a 27 m tall cast iron tower was built on the headland at Kvalen. In 1910 a more powerful lantern was placed on the tower. The top part of the tower was transferred to Sklinna lighthouse. In 1935 the old coal flare major light was blown up and replaced by a new concrete lighthouse. The lantern from the cast iron tower was moved over to the concrete tower and the lantern was electrified. The lower part of the cast iron tower has been preserved as a daymark. The concrete lighthouse is painted white with a red lantern. The keepers’ dwellings, cowshed, coal store, smithy and boathouse lie together in a cluster just below the lighthouse. The lighthouse was automated and de-manned in 2002. The previous year, the lighthouse station had been made the subject of a protection order by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage. Today it is a very popular tourist destination offering overnight accommodation.



Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog

Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog

Runde fyr. Oc WRG 6s. Kystfyret har ei Fresnel fyrlinse av 1. orden. Fyrstasjonen vart oppretta i 1767 av P.F. Koren, byfogd i Kristiansund. Runde fyr er rekna som det femte fyret i landet. Det var lite lys frå stasjonen då ein nytta ei fyrgryte som ein brente kol og torv. I 1807 tok staten over fyrstasjonen. Eit 7 m høgt kolblussfyr vart sett opp i 1826. I 1858 vart det bygt eit 27 m høgt støypejarnstårn lengst nede på Kvalen. I 1910 vart det sett opp ei større lykt på støypejarnstårnet. Den øverste delen av tårnet vart flytta til Sklinna fyr. I 1935 vart det gamle kolblussfyret sprengt vekk og eit nytt betongfyr vart sett opp. Lykta frå støypejarnstårnet vart flytta over til betongtårnet og fyrlyset vart elektrifisert. Nedre del av støpejernstårnet er bevart som dagmerke. Betongfyret er malt kvit med eit raudt lyktehus. Fyrboligar, fjøs, kollager, smie og naust ligg nedanfor fyret. Fyret vart automatisert og avmanna i 2002. Riksantikvaren freda fyrstasjonen i 2001.

Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog

Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog

Runde lighthouse


Photo: Frode Pilskog