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Coastal Cathedrals photo exhibit in New York

Photography by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen The lighthouses have been there for decades, leading voyagers through the treacherous passages of coastal Norway. Their lights have…

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

Fewer than 300 people lived there, and almost all of them were involved in fishing, either as fishermen on small vessels, or as…

Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse The Buholmråsa lighthouse (Norwegian: Buholmråsa fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Osen is about 61…

Andenes Lighthouse – a color trendsetter for 2014

Andenes Lighthouse – a color trendsetter for 2014

Hilde Francq is the only Belgian in the group of forty specialists who are able to forecast trends two years in advance. New…

LIGHTHOUSES OF NORWAY ON TUMBLR


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We’re pleased to announce “Kystens Katedraler – Coastal cathedrals: A journey on the edge of Norway” exhibit by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Photography at Hurtigruten Terminal Bergen, Norway, May 5…

Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. It’s late morning and dramatic clouds show up to invite me to this day-trip to the lighthouse tower of Kristiansand, the king…

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Approaching Homborsund lighthouse from Kalvehageneset in Grimstad. The ocean here is wild with streams flowing into and against each other, making quite…

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Songvår Lighthouse, October splendor

‘Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk’

It’s all about the weather at Ryvarden Lighthouse

Ulvesund Lighthouse – A great stay

Peace and rest at Kråkenes Lighthouse

From Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse by bus

The Ultimate Thrill: Visit a Lighthouse by Helicopter View all

From Slåtterøy to Bergen by helicopter

From Slåtterøy to Bergen by helicopter

Photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. A big thank-you to our lighthouse friends and pilots at Bergen Helikopter.” – Sigrid Thorbjørnsen & Michael Holtermann Learn more about…

Activities at and Near Lighthouses View all

Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse Built in 1880, Værøy Lighthouse was automated in 1984, but  has been inactive since 2008. Standing 13.8 meters tall, and 14.5 meters above the high tide…

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse Kvitsøy has operated as a navagation light since about 1700. The present light was automated 1969 and has been a protected building since 1998. The 1829…

Lille Herbern, Oslo harbor restaurant

Lille Herbern, Oslo harbor restaurant

Lille Herbern Lille Herbern is a pretty islet in the Olsofjord. It  lies just south of Bygdøy peninsula on the western side of Olso, and is within eyeshot…

Art & Culture at and Around Lighthouses View all

Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse is located on a small island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of Risør n Aust-Agder county, Norway It is accessible only by boat. The…

A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

The next generation lighthouse keepers

Jomfruland Lighthouse – on a great leisure and fun island

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Odderøya Lighthouse – guarding Kristiansand

Odderøya Lighthouse – guarding Kristiansand

Odderøya Lighthouse, Kristiansand, Vest-Adger, Norway. The station was established 1832,  and automated 1984. There is a…

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series – Grimstad

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series – Grimstad

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012  returns to Norway this July – two years after Kragero…

Birdwatching View all

Vardø Lighthouse – longitude east of Istanbul

Vardø Lighthouse – longitude east of Istanbul

Yes, Vardø is actually east of Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and Kiev! Vardø Lighthouse was established 1896.…

Scenic Routes View all

Tungenes Lighthouse

Tungenes Lighthouse

Slideshow photo credits: bester95, Bouli_wro, Thorstein K. Berg, Enric Brunet, FamL1, Hans Klausen, Atle Riska, Amelia Royan,…