Långe Erik

Långe Erik ("Tall Erik"), official name Ölands norra udde, is a Swedish lighthouse built in 1845 and located on a little island, Stora Grundet (in Böda socken, Borgholm Municipality), in Grankullaviken bay at the north point of Öland, the second largest island in Sweden.[3] The island is connected to Öland by a small bridge built in 1965.

Långe Erik Lighthouse
Ölands Norra Udde
Öland North End
Långe Erik Lighthouse
Coordinates57.367036°N 17.097001°E / 57.367036; 17.097001
Year first constructed1845
Constructionlimestone tower
Tower shapecylindrical tower with balcony and lantern
Markings / patternwhite tower, grey metallic lantern dome
Tower height32.1 metres (105 ft)
Focal height31.5 metres (103 ft)
Original lens3rd order Fresnel lens
Current lenssmall aerobeacon
Range13.8 nautical miles (25.6 km; 15.9 mi)
CharacteristicFl (4) W 15s.
Admiralty numberC7260
NGA number7756
ARLHS numberSWE-298
Sweden numberSV-5475
Managing agentSwedish Maritime Administration (Sjöfartsverket)[1] [2]
Heritagegovernmental listed building 

The lighthouse is whitewashed, 32 meters high. It was designed by H. Byström and built by Jonas Jonsson. The former lighthouse keeper's house is next to the lighthouse, with a few buildings from the 1900s.[4]

The older, larger lens is still installed, but no longer in use. The lens was used until the 1990s before an aerobeacon was installed on the lantern's balcony. The light is remote-controlled by the Swedish Maritime Administration.

The tower is open to visitors during the summer season for a small fee.

See also


  1. Långe Erik The Lighthouse Directory. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Retrieved April 5, 2016
  2. Ölands norra udde - Långe Erik www.schwedische-leuchtfeuer.de
  3. "Långe Erik". Nationalencyklopedin (in Swedish). Retrieved 1 September 2010. (subscription required)
  4. "Ölands norra udde" (in Swedish). Länsstyrelsen Kalmar County. Retrieved 16 March 2014.

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