So far, the lighting in Norway has followed the buoying direction of the fairway. That means: Depending on the direction from which you are heading towards a beacon, the red and green sectors are on port and starboard or vice versa. This does not correspond to the standard of the International Association of Lighthouse Authorities (IALA). This specifies that the red sector should be on port and the green sector on starboard of the white guide sector, regardless of the direction of buoyancy in the fairway. To illustrate this, the Kustverket has created a simulation.
Moving the dividing line shows the change in the sectors
For the Oslofjord, the conversion of the fire took place in 2017 as part of a major modernization project. Now the remaining 1900 sector fires are to follow along the Norwegian coast. According to the Kystverkets, the work should start this year and be completed by the end of 2025. If you want to go on a trip in Norway, you should definitely pay attention to the latest maps. The status of the upgrade can be called up on an interactive map.
Map with the current status of the switchover. The planned changes are shown in red. The work already in progress is green