Rick

Høgsteinen Lighthouse

Høgsteinen Lighthouse

Høgsteinen Lighthouse Høgsteinen Lighthouse, Giske. Built in 1857 and inactive since 1905  Høgsteinen stands at the end of a stone mole marking the southeast point of Godøy island. The round brick tower with lantern and gallery stands 36 feet/11 meters tall. It is painted white with the lantern roof painted red. This is one of […]

 Rick

Arctic Circle Monument and Vikingen Lighthouse

Arctic Circle Monument and Vikingen Lighthouse

Crossing the Arctic Circle Little Vikingen Island is in the western part of Rødøy municipality. It is home to  both Vikingen Lighthouse and the Arctic Circle Monument. Vikingen is about 35mi/57 km northwest of Mo i Rana. Vikingen Lighthouse  is an active light with a focal plane 16 m (52 ft); white, red or green light, depending […]

 Michael

Litløy Lighthouse – Islands rentals

Litløy Lighthouse – Islands rentals

Ever dreamt about being alone on an island in the open sea? You’re given the opportunity at Littleisland Lighthouse. It takes a ride in an open boat and a climb up 300 steps, but then you’re here. You can explore nature. Find strength or peace. Take in the calm. Littleisland Lighthouse is a place where you can simply be present and let yourself be inspired.

via Islands website.   £ 235.00 / night, minimum stay of 2 nights   Accommodation Two double  rooms, cozy  lounge  and  relaxing  dining  area  with  spectacular  views  of  the  sea  offer guests a comfortable yet exhilarating experience. All meals are provided, with vegetarian and other dietary requests welcomed. This  winter,  we’ll  have  two  simple  and  peaceful  double rooms […]

 Michael

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

It was in the late ’80s that I saw the northern lights for the first time. I was 18 and had moved to an island in the far north of Norway to take a job as a teacher in a little school in one of the small villages up there. The village was located in the shadow of a steep, barren mountain chain, looking out on the Atlantic Ocean. (Article continues after photos.)

Fewer than 300 people lived there, and almost all of them were involved in fishing, either as fishermen on small vessels, or as workers in the fish warehouse. It was an exposed place. One night a roof was ripped off and a camping trailer was overturned by high winds; some of the buildings had been […]