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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…

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…

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…

Fulehuk Lighthouse gloriously restored

Fulehuk Lighthouse gloriously restored

Fulehuk Lighthouse 59° 11′ N | 010° 36′ E Fulehuk stands on one the the outermost islets (in Nøtterøy municipality) in an archipelago jutting…

LIGHTHOUSES OF NORWAY ON TUMBLR


Sigrid's Explorations View all

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…

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Songvår Lighthouse stands on an island outside Søgne, west of Kristiansand, 7 km out in the ocean. The view is ocean and…

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‘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

Dispatch #7: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

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

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…

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. The current lighthouse building dates from 1959 and it was automated in…

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 site is open…

Art & Culture at and Around Lighthouses View all

A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more…

The next generation lighthouse keepers

Jomfruland Lighthouse – on a great leisure and fun island

Music video: Apocalyptica – ‘Seemann’ featuring Nina Hagen

Day Trips View all

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…

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Sklinna Lighthouse

Sklinna Lighthouse

Sklinna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Sklinna fyr), built in 1910, is still an active station. The lighthouse is located at…

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,…