Sigrid

Energy Island Utsira

Energy Island Utsira

April 2012: Lighthouse of Norway’s correspondent Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited Utsira Island.  Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper. Energy Island Utsira is the motto of both Utsira District Council and Utsira Tourist Association. The phrase has many connotations, one being that people can recharge their batteries there. Utsira is Norway’s second smallest municipal […]

 Rick

Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy is in Rogaland, southwest Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. The municipality consists primarily of Karmøy island itself,  The main communities are Skudeneshavn , Skudenes, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra, and most of Avaldsnes. There is a lot to see.  Karmøy is also well known in Norway for the heather moors and the surfing beaches. Karmøy […]

 Michael

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 Slåtterøy Lighthouse and Bergen Helikopter.

 Rick

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper.  The Western Norway area is stunning with beautiful fjords, majestic mountains, spectacular glaciers, and roaring waterfalls. And the coast itself has wonderful islands, small villages, and old traditions. One of these traditions is the lighthouse culture. The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are […]

 Rick

Marstein Lighthouse under new management!

Marstein Lighthouse under new management!

Information updated: July 2014 Marstein Lighthouse Marstein Lighthouse stands on Store Marstein islet, southwest of Bergen, in Austevoll municipality in Hordaland. It is at the mouth of Korsfjord and therefore assists ships going to both Bergen and Hardangerfjord. Austevoll consists of 667 islands. Marstein was built in 1877 (automated in 2002) and consists of a […]

 Rick

Norway: Getting there, getting around once you’re there

Norway: Getting there, getting around once you’re there

Information updated: July 2014 Norway is beautiful. It soars. It stretches the mind. You get to look far, far into the distance. You are not crowded at all because Norway has plenty of elbow room. Getting around in Norway turns out to be one of the pleasures of visiting Norway. Getting to your destination presents […]

 Michael

Bergen Helikopter: quick connections to lighthouses

Bergen Helikopter: quick connections to lighthouses

Photographs, courtesy Bergen Helikopter AS By Michael Holtermann Finding a lighthouse with appeal in Norway is not difficult. At Lighthouses of Norway, we can barely choose which one to post next. Volunteer groups and institutions around the country are working hard with restauration and upkeep. What we hear back from travel professionals and our people […]

 Rick

Litløy Lighthouse turns 100 in 2012

Litløy Lighthouse turns 100 in 2012

Litløy Lighthouse was built 1912 and fully automated in 2004
. It stands 25.7 feet (10.9 meters) tall and 182 feet (55.5 meters) above the high tide mark. The name Litløy means little island in Norwegian and that is the name of the island on which the lighthouse stands. Litløya is in Bø municipality, Nordland, Norway. […]

 Rick

Ytterholmen Lighthouse’s 100th anniversary

Ytterholmen Lighthouse’s 100th anniversary

Ytterholmen Lighthouse was first lit 100 years ago! At 66°02’30” latitude, Ytterholmen Lighthouse is just south of the Arctic Circle. It stands on little Ytterholmen (Norwegian yetter: outer, farther, holmen: islet) out in the ocean west of Herøy municipality in Nordland county. It lies about 9.3 miles (15 kilometres) southwest of Gåsvær. Built 1912, and automated […]