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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, March 21, 2014: The Lighthouse of Kjeungskjaer, Norway

Situated on a small strip of land in the northwest of Norway, seen as you sail past on the way to the Artic Circle,  is the gloriously striking red Kjeungskjaer Lighthouse that marks the entrance to the Sea of Fro at the mouth of the Bjugnfjorden, 3kms west of Uthaug.  It is one of the oldest lighthouses in Norway, an octagonal-shaped building that is 20.6 metres (68 ft) tall.


The colour of this beautiful and historic lighthouse boldly compliments the dark blues of the sea and the gentle flow of puffy white clouds that glide across the sky.


It was built in 1880 and automated in 1987. Prior to being automated, the operators lived on the lower floors of the building.


The lighthouse is lit from July 21 until May 16 every year. It is not lit during the late spring and early summer due to the midnight sun.


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