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Name: Stora Karlsö Light   Map it!

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Nearest Town or City:
Klintehamn, , Sweden

Location: On island about 3 miles off SW coast of Gotland.

Managing Organization:
Swedish National Maritime Administration


Tower Height: 59

Height of Focal Plane: 184

Characteristic and Range: Two long flashes every 12 seconds, white or red depending on direction; range 16 (white) and 13 (red) nautical miles.

Description of Tower: White masonry tower on dwelling; lantern dome is green.

This light is operational

Date Established: 1887

Date Present Tower Built: 1887

Date Automated: 1974

Current Use: Active aid to navigation, overnight accommodations.

Open To Public? Yes.

The island is accessible via ferry (30-minute ride) from Klintehamn, Gotland.

Mapquest URL: Click here to get a map to this lighthouse!

Nearby Lodging: Overnight accommodations are available at the lighthouse; call 0498-24 05 00 or 0498-21 01 38, or email


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