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Flatflesa Lighthouse

A Gem for Leader, Board and Strategy Meetings

Courses and Meetings

The lighthouse and the layout invites to good meetings with space to the roof.

Your own and otherwise uninhabited island with lighthouse! Flatflesa Lighthouse is our smallest hotel sleeping 16 distributed over 8 rooms. The island of Flatflesa has no other buildings than the restored lighthouse keeper residence. Companies which have held their meetings for smaller groups at Flatflesa, joke that the place is ideal: «Here nobody can run away before we have a solution!»
We take care of transport, food, drink and other supplies. The guests do their own serving.
 

Food and drinks

Self service or a chef across the sea?

Food and drink will be in place when you arrive, delivered together with other supplies. The food has been prepared such as only to need warming up. You will take care of the serving yourself.
If you desire something more advanced, the cook will come by boat from Finnøy Sea Cottages. In such a case miracles may happen
 

Wellness

Small, but still great

The wood fired bathtub of Flatflesa is no large wellness centre. But the location, the wide view and the roof height make it a unique and uniting experience.

 

The History

Flatflesa Lighthouse was taken into use 20 September 1902

Flatflesa Lighthouse is located in Lyngvær Fiord, 4 km west of Gossa in Sandøy Municipality, Romsdal. Ona Lighthouse is a little further west. The lighthouse was repaired and improved in 1961. In 1988 the lighthouse was replaced by an unmanned sector light.
 

Flatflesa Lighthouse was taken into use 20 September 1902. The lighthouse should secure the entrance through Kråksund, frequently used by fishing vessels. The lighthouse should secure the entrance through Kråksund, frequently used by fishing vessels. Establishing a lighthouse was also strongly recommended by the fishing inspectors of Romsdal and Trøndelag Districts. The lighthouse was constructed of timber. A fourth order light was placed in a cylinder shaped tower lamp on the residence. The cut-off mechanism clockwork had to be wound up every three hours.

Swing crane
There were also constructed an outhouse and a boathouse with winch plus a landing bridge with a swing crane. Initially the lighthouse was served by a lightkeeper with household. From 1933 the lighthouse was also assigned a reserve assistant with 6 months annual service.

Taller lighthouse
The lighthouse was rebuilt in 1936 after complaints about the light being too low. A high tower of angled iron with a staircase in a tube was installed. This increased the light altitude by no less than 9 meters.

Attacks
Both in 1944 and 1945 the lighthouse was attacked by Allied aircraft and severely damaged. In 1948 a third order light was installed, meaning a light intensity of 30 800 candela. Electric power from own generators was installed in 1961. After the war the lighthouse was serviced by the guard, a light officer and a reserve assistant. To-day the lighthouse is unmanned and automatic.