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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4.2/5 (based on Google user reviews)

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michele pennelli (7 months ago)
Wonderful landscape between land sea and lagoon, if the weather is nice and clear yuo can enjoy an amazing light trought the land and reflecting into the water with strong and deep color.
Mitch Hiller (12 months ago)
A nice snippet of the past. The person with me knew a lot of the history of the place which made it interesting.
Amorfati Trips (13 months ago)
From our visit in mid-August 2020. Covid restrictions which gave a little longer waiting time, but no problem. Wonderful day and equal weather so it was just to enjoy the views. Beautiful nature with the sea fields around, but miss something to eat, which would give five stars. Read more about our visit at the Lighthouse at amorfatitrips.com - Öland
Marcus Nygren (14 months ago)
The path was a bit hard to traverse in boots but its a beautiful place. Some trecking is needed to reach the northernmost point
B G (15 months ago)
Packed with tourists. Parking cramped and very stressful atmosphere.
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