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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Derek Olander (6 months ago)
Great views, easy climb to the top and some interesting history to read.
Ella Tingström (9 months ago)
The lighthouse itself is very pretty and the view is fantastic. There are good parking possibilities for both bikes and cars. The wait to get in was understandably kind of long as we visited in week 29, the most common vacation week in Sweden. However it was a tad too difficult to understand where to buy tickets, and the price was double that on the Öland tourism website. Price for an adult in July 2023 was 60 sek.
Niklas Wirström (2 years ago)
They sell ice cream. Coffeemaker was broken. 10 sek for using the toilet.
michele pennelli (3 years 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 (4 years ago)
A nice snippet of the past. The person with me knew a lot of the history of the place which made it interesting.
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