Sigrid

Lista Lighthouse: One of many “cathedrals” along Norway’s coast

Lista Lighthouse: One of many “cathedrals” along Norway’s coast

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann and Ken Kiesnoski. Lista Lighthouse is one of the coast’s many cathedrals,” I read on www.lista-fyr.com. How true. It is almost midnight, and the midsummer sun dips just below the horizon here in southern Norway, but it is not quite dark. Nothing about the […]

 Rick

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Information updated: July 2014 Skomvær Lighthouse is on the small island of Skomvær which lies about 9.3 miles (15 km) southwest of Røstlandet in Nordland, Norway.  Røstlandet is the principal island of Røst municipality. The 1.4 square-mile (3.6 square-kilometer) island is the home to most of the residents of Røst. Skomvær is the westernmost island of the Lofoten […]

 Jakob

Events and attractions

The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are no longer people living at the lighthouses, you can still experience this fantastic life by staying overnight. Art exhibitions See the art work of both well known and unknown artists. From June 24 to August 15 2012, at Utsira Lighthouse Gallery: When The Soul […]

 Jakob

Lighthouse-related activities in Norway

Lighthouse-related activities in Norway

Visiting a lighthouse in Norway gives you an extraordinary opportunity to explore and experience Norway in a unique way. There are many activities and adventures that awaits, here is a list with some of them. Birdwatching The most important bird populations in Norway are located along the coastline in the northern two-thirds of the country. […]

 Rick

Leirvik Lighthouse has many friends

Leirvik Lighthouse has many friends

Photo: Heidi Eikremsvik (third slide) Leirvik Lighthouse (Norwegian: Leirvik fyr) is on Midtøya island, off the southeastern tip of Stord island. Stord is a municipality in the county of Hordaland, Norway. Stord is sometimes called “Norway in miniature” – as it has such a variety of landscapes: coastline, fjords, forests, agricultural land, and mountain area. Leirvik Lighthouse […]

 Rick

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse – weird name and history

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse – weird name and history

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse (also called Tvedestand Lighthouse) stands on a lonely skerry between Kilsund and Kalvøysund in Arendal. Arendal is in Aust-Adger County on the Skagerrak coast. It was built in 1888, automated in 1946, and abandoned in 1986. The lighthouse served as a guide light and was established  at the request of Tverdalsøens Sømandsforening. It stands 56.4 feet […]

 Rick

Sandvikodden Lighthouse on Hisøy Island

Sandvikodden Lighthouse on Hisøy Island

Sanvikodden Lighthouse (also spelled Sandvigodden) is on the southeast tip of Hisøy Island at the mouth of the Gautlsund which leads to Arendal. It was built in 1844 and retired in 1934 when the adjacent tower was built. The original lighthouse is 35 feet (10.7 meters) tall and stands 55.7 feet (17 meters) above the […]

 Jakob

Torungen lighthouses: Store and Lille

Torungen lighthouses: Store and Lille

Store Torungen is a lighthouse on an island outside Arendal in Aust-Agder. The lighthouse is coastal, and was created in 1844 along with Lille Torungen and Sandvikodden Lighthouse. Store and Lille ( ‘big’ and ‘little’) Torungen were built as a twin lighthouse, and therefore Arendal is called City of the two lighthouses. Lille Torungen Lighthouse is […]

 Rick

Ytterøyane Lighthouse: Norway’s westernmost lighthouse

Ytterøyane Lighthouse: Norway’s westernmost lighthouse

Florø, in Sogn og Fjordane, is Norway’s westernmost city and Ytterøyane Lighthouse on Kinn island, the last in the island chain coming west from Florø, is Norway’s westernmost lighthouse. Yetterøyane Lighthouse was built in 1881 and automated in 2004. Kinn is a small island. It lies about 600 metres (2,000 ft) west of the neighboring island […]

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