Sigrid

Lindesnes: The springboard

Lindesnes: The springboard

At the southernmost tip of Norway there is a lighthouse, Lindesnes Lighthouse. Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjornsen; translation and edit by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper. When the eye spots Lindesnes Lighthouse, it feels like everything is possible. This is the beginning of so many experiences that lurk in all hearts, all minds, and […]

 Michael

Utsira Lighthouse

Utsira Lighthouse

The municipality of Utsira, Rogaland, offers artist residency in the house of a former lighthouse keeper at Utsira Lighthouse. The lighthouse area is preserved under the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act. About the Residency Sea, sky, sound, and light. The municipality of Utsira offers an artist residency at the lighthouse station. Utsira lighthouse is part of […]

 Michael

Hiking in Tromsdalstinden

Hiking in Tromsdalstinden

By Michael Holtermann, co-written and edited by Kenneth Kiesnoski for Faces of Scandinaiva. Norway may have a lot to recommend it, and everyone – visitor and native alike – has his or her favorite attraction, activity, area, or other aspect of this very special country. But I think all would agree that Norway’s unrivaled scenery […]

 Rick

Ulvesund Lighthouse: One of four lighthouses in Vågsøy

Ulvesund Lighthouse: One of four lighthouses in Vågsøy

Ulvesund LIghthouse is one of the four lighthouses in Vågsøy. Vågsøy is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the traditional district of Nordfjord. Ulvesund Lighthouse was built in 1870 and automated in 1985. It is located on Hjertenes in Vågsøy municipality in Ytre Nordfjord (Outer Nordfjord, just south of Stadt and […]

 Rick

Skongenes Lighthouse

Skongenes Lighthouse

There are four lighthouses in the small municipality of Vågsøy (West Norway) which is an indication of its important location for shipping routes. Vågsøy is in the county of Sogn of Fjordane, in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The other three lighthouses here are; Kråkenes, Ulvesund, and Hendanes.  This concentration of lighthouses makes Vågsøy a […]

 Rick

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located on a tiny island – in the Fosen region – 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) northwest of the village of Uthaug, Ørland, in Sør-Trondelag county. This red brick, octagonal lighthouse is 68 feet (20.6 meters) tall. Built in 1880, it was automated in 1987. The light is lit July 21 – May […]

 Rick

Kråkenes Lighthouse

Kråkenes Lighthouse

Vågsøy is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the traditional district of Nordfjord. Vågsøy municipality has four lighthouses; Kråkenes, Skongenes, Ulvesund, and Hendanes. Each is located at the end of a long promentory, high above the sea. Vågsøy island is is approached by the marvelous Måløy Bridge. This concentration of lighthouses […]

 Rick

Lyngør Lighthouse

Lyngør Lighthouse

Lyngør is a village area on a group of small islands in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, off the southeast coast of Norway. The village is about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) south of the city of Risør. And it is northeast of the lively southern Norway town Arendal. The island is accesible by […]

 Rick

Runde Lighthouse

Runde Lighthouse

Out in the ocean off the traditional district of Sunnmøre lies the island of Runde, internationally known for its bird sanctuary. Runde Lighthouse is situated in the northwest of Runde at Kvalnes.  Runde is part of  Herøy municipality in Møre og Romsdal. This lighthouse is one of the most popular lighthouses in Norway. The lighthouse […]

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