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Ryvarden, Sveio Municipality

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Ryvarden Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ryvarden fyr) is a coastal lighthouse on the western coast of the municipality of Sveio in Vestland county, Norway. The lighthouse was established in 1849 to mark the southern shore of the entrance to the Bømlafjorden from the sea. It is located about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) southwest of the municipal centre of Sveio. In 1984, the lighthouse was automated and it no longer needed a live-in lighthouse keeper on the site. In 2005, the municipality bought the building and the buildings are now used as a regional cultural centre/museum.

The 10-metre (33 ft) tall square wooden tower is white with a red lantern at the top. The light is emitted at an elevation of 22.3 metres (73 ft) above the sea level. The light on top emits a white, red or green light, depending on direction, occulting three times every 10 seconds. The lighthouse is in use from dusk until dawn every day from 1 July until 10 June each year (it is not in use for part of June due to the midnight sun in this part of the world).
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  • One of my favorite spots in sveio. Ryvarden has a lot of history and has a nice walk to get there. Not too long, but just long enough that you feel like you worked for it. Once you get out to the... 
    One of my favorite spots in sveio. Ryvarden has a lot of history and has a nice walk to get there. Not too long, but just long enough that you feel like you worked for it. Once you get out to the...  more »
  • The light house has become one of the best destinations at Haugalandet. Nice walk to see a great destination, the entrance of the Hardanger fjord. The cafe is open on Sundays, and during Summer also.....  more
    The light house has become one of the best destinations at Haugalandet. Nice walk to see a great destination, the entrance of the Hardanger fjord. The cafe is open on Sundays, and during Summer also.....  more »
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  • Lighthouse not much to see really. Be prepared for a hilly 2km walk to and from the Lighthouse. There is a nice cafe there where we were served with coffee and waffles which were gorgeous. Views around the bay though were stunning so worth the visit
  • Lovely place for a pleasant walk. We enjoyed the waffle with cream and jam.

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