Michael

The storm “Berit” at Kråkenes Lighthouse

Stormen “Berit” ved Kråkenes fyr from Ole Eltvik on Vimeo. This video of the storm Berit shot at Kråkenes Lightouse by Ole Eltvik is amazing. The guys are having fun with the weather. Berit (November 2011) is one of the strongest storms along the Norwegian coast in about two decades. As the saying goes in […]

 Rick

Kvanhovden Lighthouse

Kvanhovden Lighthouse

Kvanhovden Lighthouse stands high up on a crag, at the end of a peninsula in the northwest of the island of Hovden. The city of Florø lies to the southeast in the western, central part of Sogn og Fjordane county. The waters around Florø are dangerous and exposed, and consequently three lighthouses were built in […]

 Rick

Geitungen Lighthouse

Geitungen Lighthouse

At the northern opening of Skudenesfjord, on a small island off the southern tip of Karmøy island near the harbor of Skudeneshavn, one finds the white column and red lantern roof of Geitungen Lighthouse. The lighthouse is about .6 mile (1 km) offshore from Karmøy and 2 miles (3 km) southwest of Skudeneshavn harbor entrance. […]

 Rick

Homlungen Lighthouse

Homlungen Lighthouse

Homlungen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Homlungen fyr) is a fully-automated lighthouse situated on a skerry in the archipelago municipality of Hvaler, in the southwestern part of Østfold county, Norway. Located at the southernmost point of Kirkøy, .6 mile (1 kilometer) southwest of Skjærhollen, Homlungen is about 19 miles (30.7 kilometers) south of Fredrikstad and it is accessible […]

 Rick

Struten Lighthouse

Struten Lighthouse

Offshore from Fredrikstad at eastern edge of the Oslofjord, the little island of Struten has had a lighthouse since 1907. Fully automated since 1985, it is 41 foot tall (12.5 meters), and has a wood tower with lantern and gallery attached to the front of a 1-1/2 story wood keeper’s house. German troops fortified the […]

 Rick

Torsvåg Lighthouse

Torsvåg Lighthouse

Torsvåg is a hamlet at the far northwest of the Koja Island in Karlsøy municipality and Torsvåg Lighthouse is located on Koya Island which is connected by causeway to Vanna island.  The nearest city is Tromsø about 56 miles (90 kilometers) to the south. The fishing village Torsvåg has existed for many hundred years – there […]

 Rick

Vågsøy: Scenic West Norway

Vågsøy: Scenic West Norway

Vågsøy is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, Norway. It is located in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The municipality’s administrative center is the town of Måløy. Vågsøy is also the name of the main island in the municipality with an area of 25 sq miles (64 square kilometres). Vågsøy is the […]