Rick

Makkaur Lighthouse, far north and quite remote

Makkaur Lighthouse, far north and quite remote

Makkaur Lighthouse, Båtsfjord Makkaur Lighthouse is located on a bluff east of the entrance to the Båtsfjord, about 53 km (32 mi) northwest of Vardø. Accessible only by boat. Site and tower closed. There are no roads here. This is wild territory. Makkaur stands 44 feet (13.5 meters) tall, and 128 feet (39 meters) above […]

 Rick

Vardø Lighthouse – longitude east of Istanbul

Vardø Lighthouse – longitude east of Istanbul

Yes, Vardø is actually east of Istanbul, St. Petersburg, and Kiev! Vardø Lighthouse was established 1896. The current lighthouse building dates from 1959 and it was automated in 1991. Vardø Lighthouse stands 67 feet (20.5 meters) tall and is poised way up at 253 feet (77.2 meters above the high tide level. Also known as […]

 Rick

Video tour of Lindesnes Lighthouse

Video tour of Lindesnes Lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse, at the southern tip of Norway, is the oldest lighthouse in the country. The first guiding fire (Norwegian: fyrflammen) was lit on Lindesnes in 1656. Since the 1800s, over 200 lighthouses been staffed in this country, but today Lindesnes one of the few that still have real keepers. Hear Lindesnes Keeeper, Rolf Dybvik […]

 Rick

Røværsholmen Lighthouse

Røværsholmen Lighthouse

Røværsholmen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Røværsholmen Fyrstasjon) Established in 1892 and automated in 1975. The lighthouse stands 50.8 feet (15.5 meters) tall and 73.8 feet (22.5 meters) above the high tide level. Røværsholmen was listed by the Cultural Heritage Act
 as a protected site in 1998.  Located on a small skerry about 800 m (1/2 mi) northwest […]

 Michael

Video: A Norway Passage – The Most Beautiful Voyage

Video: A Norway Passage – The Most Beautiful Voyage

Published on Nov 30, 2012. A Norway Passage is the story of a voyage – a beautiful voyage along more than 1,100 miles of Norway’s spectacular coastline on the Hurtigruten ship MS Nordnorge. Deep fjords, crashing waterfalls, mountains rising from the sea, lovely towns and fishing villages and a history of the coastal ferries vital to […]

 Rick

Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse is located on a small island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of Risør n Aust-Agder county, Norway It is accessible only by boat. The site is open and there is restaurant which operates from late June through early August (May 1 through September 1 for group reservations). The owner is the Risør Kommune. The […]