Ursholmen Lighthouse in Koster Islands, Sweden
Koster Islands' Ursholmen Lighthouse, Sweden's westernmost lighthouse (Alistair Wearmouth)

This is the location of Sweden's westernmost lighthouse, which has been the site of a beacon since 1850. However, the original pair of towers were replaced in 1891 because the first location was too high and the flashing light was found to be obscured by swirling mist and snow. The arrival of electricty on the island in 1960 heralded the automation of the lighthouse operation in 1965 and the end of a unique and remote existence for a hardy generation of lighthouse-keepers and their families.

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Travel Review of Ursholmen Lighthouse

Away Travel Editor: Alistair Wearmouth
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If you can organize a boat to get you out here, this is a must-do day trip. It takes about an hour to get there from the main outposts on the Koster Islands. Home to Sweden's westernmost lighthouse, you really can imagine you're standing almost at

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