Rick

Svenner Lighthouse

Svenner Lighthouse

Svenner Lighthouse is about 4.5 miles southeast of Stavern in Larvik municipality, in the southern Norwegian county Vestfold. Lit for the first time in October, 1874 and automated in 2003, Svenner stands 61 feet (18.7 meters) tall, 132 feet (40.3 meters) above sea level. Svenner has been voted one of the most popular destinations by […]

 Michael

We Love U – We Love Yule

We Love U – We Love Yule

Seasons Greetings to all our friends, colleagues, and clients from the team at Holtermann Design As we all welcome the familiar sights, sounds, and smells of the holiday season, we decided to do one thing a bit different this year: In lieu of a printed and mailed holiday card or gifts, you’re receiving this animated e-mailed […]

 Rick

Holmengrå Lighthouse

Holmengrå Lighthouse

Located about 3 miles (5 kilometers) north of Fedje island, Holmengrå island is the site of a lighthouse dating from 1892. One of the most isolated lighthouses in Norway, the climate here is even rougher than on the main island further south. Holmengrå may well be the most remote lighthouses in Norway. The lighthouse stands […]

 Rick

Hellisøy Lighthouse

Hellisøy Lighthouse

In 2004 Hellisøy Lighthouse was ranked as one of the fifteen destinations in the world really worth traveling to—”if you really want to escape the rat race,” by the British newspaper “The Observer.” Hellisøy Lighthouse stands on a small islet of the same name just 164 feet (50 meters) off the larger island Fedje. Fedje […]

 Rick

Obrestad Lighthouse

Obrestad Lighthouse

Obrestad Lighthouse is located in the village of Nærbo, the largest village in the municipality of Hå, Rogaland county. This lighthouse is about 22 miles (35 km) south of Stavanger, Norway’s fourth most populous city. Obrestad was built in 1873, renovated in 1949 and automated 1991. It stands 128 feet (39 meters) above sea level, […]

 Rick

Songvår Lighthouse

Songvår Lighthouse

Songvår Lighthouse stands on tiny Hellersøy island, part of Søgne municipality in the Skagerrak off southern Norway. Oddly enough, the small island just north of Hellersøy is called Songvår, but the lighthouse is not there! Songvår is an active lighthouse. Built in 1888 and automated in 1987. A new lighthouse was built in 1950 replacing […]

 Rick

Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse (Norwegian: Vingleia fyr) sits on Skarvflesan in the archipelago Halten in Frøya municipality, South Trondelag. The name Vingleia is probably derived from a term meaning “route that is exposed to wind.” This lighthouse was built in 1921 and automated in 1985, stands 49 feet (15 meters) tall. It is part of the lighthouse […]

 Rick

Guldholmen Lighthouse

Guldholmen Lighthouse

Guldholmen Lighthouse is located about 3 miles (5 km) west of Moss in Ostfold county, in southeastern Norway. Small Guldholmen Island marks a constriction in the Olsofjord. Built in 1894 and automated one hundred years later in 1984, the lighthouse is attached to one end of the lightkeeper’s house. The original lighthouse is retired and […]

 Rick

Slåtterøy Lighthouse

Slåtterøy Lighthouse

Information updated, July 2014 The coastal lighthouse on Slåtterøy was established in 1859 and was automated in 2003. It is Norway’s fourth oldest lighthouse. Slåtterøy is owned by the Norwegian state and is protected under Norway’s Cultural Heritage Act. Bømlo municipality,  where Slåtterøy is located, has Norway’s highest mean temperature.    Bømlo is in Sunnhordland, […]