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Langøytangen Lighthouse

Langøytangen Lighthouse

Langøytangen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Langøytangen fyr) is a fully-automated coastal lighthouse situated on the island of Langøya in Langesund, part of Bamble municipality, Norway. It marks the southern point of the Langesund sound. There are accommodations available for overnight guests. The station was established in 1839 and automated in 1990. This lighthouse is 47.5 feet (14.5 meters) […]

 Rick

Filtvet Lighthouse & Villa Malla

Filtvet Lighthouse & Villa Malla

Filtvet Lighthouse is an active coastal lighthouse in Hurum municipality. Hurum is in Buskerud county, Norway. Hurum is located on the southern part of Hurumhalvøya, which is the peninsula between the Oslofjord and Drammensfjord. The location is 36.6 miles (42.9 km) south of Oslo just where the Oslofjord narrow as one travels north. Established 1840, and […]

 Michael

Oksøy in my heart – a day trip

Oksøy in my heart – a day trip

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, Oksøy Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. It’s late morning and dramatic clouds show up to invite me to this day-trip to the lighthouse tower of Kristiansand, the king of Kristiansand lighthouses, Oksøy Lighthouse. Approaching Oksøy Lighthouse, a cormorants is wishing me welcome to the open landscape. As we got closer, the clouds turned white and […]

 Rick

Homborsund Lighthouse, outpost in a wild sea

Homborsund Lighthouse, outpost in a wild sea

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Approaching Homborsund lighthouse from Kalvehageneset in Grimstad. The ocean here is wild with streams flowing into and against each other, making quite a lively wave party. Unpredictable waves made for a rodeo-like boat trip out. This is the only photo from the boat trip: My camera is not too […]

 Rick

Songvår Lighthouse, October splendor

Songvår Lighthouse, October splendor

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Songvår Lighthouse stands on an island outside Søgne, west of Kristiansand, 7 km out in the ocean. The view is ocean and horizon. Svein Eikeland takes people by boat to the lighthouse. He is one of the people who make sure that this lighthouse will continue to exist. He’s […]

 Rick

Sør-Gjæslingan – living museum

Sør-Gjæslingan – living museum

Gjæslingan Lighthouse (Norwegian: Gjeslingene fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Vikna in Nord-Trøndelag, Norway. It was established in 1877 and automated in 1987. Gjæslingan lighthouse stands on a small skerry Haraldsøykråka in the South Gjæslingan island group on the north side of the Foldafjord, about 15 km (9 mi) north of Lauvsnes. It […]

 Rick

How lighthouses work

How lighthouses work

A Lighthouse, in the broadest terms, is a fully or partially enclosed, built structure bearing a light that is used as a navigational aid and that is capable of admitting at least one person to operate or maintain the light entirely from within. A Little Lighthouse History Lighthouses have been around for a long time, […]

 Rick

Oksøy Lighthouse, tall and proud

Oksøy Lighthouse, tall and proud

Oksøy Lighthouse, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway. Oksøy is located on a small island of the same name in the entrance to Kristiansandsfjorden, about 1 mile (1.7 km) east of Skålevik and the same distance west southwest of Grønningen Lighthouse. Oksøy is accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. This historic station, the landfall light for Kristiansand, […]

 Michael

‘Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk’

‘Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk’

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. “A word and a stone let go, cannot be recalled” is a Spanish Proverb. But both stones and words can build. Today I took a walk. Nature and humans inspired by Ryvarden’s calm. Walking always inspires me to do better, look for different things, and to love the weather. […]