Marjaniemi Lighthouse, Hailuoto

#4 of 6 in Historic Sites in Northern Ostrobothnia
Marjaniemi Lighthouse (Finnish: Marjaniemen majakka) is a lighthouse located in the village of Marjaniemi at the westernmost point of Hailuoto island on the Gulf of Bothnia. The lighthouse is located approximately 50 kilometres (31 mi) west of Oulu. The lighthouse was designed by Axel Hampus Dalström as his fourth lighthouse and it was first lit in 1872.
The tower is brick masonry, and has 110 steps inside with no intermediate floors. Originally the light was equipped with a Fresnel lens system, and it displayed a white light towards a sector clockwise from south to northeast. There were two lighthouse keepers and a master until 1962 when the lighthouse was automated. A pilot station was built next to the tower, currently the pilot station serves as a hotel.

The lighthouse also houses a smaller sector light that is used to guide vessels to and from the fishing harbour. Today the lighthouse also houses a webcam.
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  • The lighthouse in Marjaniemi at the westernmost point of Hailuoto Island is an old and beautiful structure. It dates back to 1871. It's open every day during the summer months. We didn't go inside as....  more »
  • Went to Hailuoto to walk around and to swim. The ocean was bit too cold on October for swimming so decided to focus on taking pictures. Hailuoto is very beautiful place, sand beach, forest, old...  more »
  • it's such a lovely place. Nice beaches, the pier, and nature. People are very helpful so if u wanna hitchhike to oulu, you will.
  • Worth seeing. Nice walk paths, beach and open sea.
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