Långe Erik Lighthouse

Byxelkrok, Öland, Sweden

Långe Erik ("Tall Erik") is a Swedish lighthouse built in 1845 and located on a little island, Stora grundet. The island is connected to Öland by a small bridge built in 1965. 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 for climbing during the summer season for a small fee.

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Founded: 1845
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Historical period: Union with Norway and Modernization (Sweden)

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Eddie Go (3 years ago)
Visited Långe Erik in October. Both Långe Erik as well as nature around is very beautiful. Worth visiting.
Florian Süßbauer (3 years ago)
Incredible landscape and the highlight of the trip around the island.
Pontus Thedvall (3 years ago)
It's a lighthouse, but it's a beautiful one. I may be biased but this lighthouse is definitely a "must visit".
Ville Ällä (3 years ago)
It's not as impressive as the one in the south (Långe Jan), but close enough to Byxelkrok that you might as well check it out. The rocky coast shortly before the lighthouse was more spectacular in my opinion.
Oscar Almgren (3 years ago)
It's a nice lighthouse. No access for handicap though.
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