About Norway

To help you more easily find your way around in Norway, Lighthouses of Norway created some pages that hopefully will help. We "brutally" split the country into five areas: North, Mid, West, South, and East.

vintage photo of workers building Storholmen Lighthouse

Vintage photo of workers building Storholmen Lighthouse.

Many will disagree with where we drew the lines, but we wanted each area to have an international entry-by-air city, specifically; Oslo, Stavanger, Bergen, Trondheim, and Tromsø.

Also, we created a county page for each of five areas, and all the lighthouses we’ve found so far listed under each area and county.

Most posts and pages also have Google maps to help further locate the numerous islets, islands, roads, and outposts. Many towns and islands in Norway have the same name, and googling can be misleading.

You might wonder why we included “Dining” under “Activities” … clearly no one in Norway is starving, and you can get food just about everywhere. However, if you have to travel by boat for, let’s say, one hour to get to a small restaurant, we think that qualifies as an “Activity,” and only those are categorized as such.

 

Feel free to comment, correct, and give constructive feedback. Our goal is to build a portal site that truly represents the lesser-known parts of Norway.

 


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Places and destinations in the movie:

  • Fjords
  • Skagastølstindene
  • Sognefjellet by Turtagrø
  • Feigefossen (Feigumfosse)
  • Mylla in Nordmarka
  • Hardanger
  • Vigelandsparken
  • Borgund stavkirke
  • Kvikne Hotell in Balestrand
  • The Opera House in Oslo
  • Urnes Stavkirke
  • Bremuseum by Nigarsbreen (Jostedalsbreen)
  • Skjolden
  • Steinsdalsfossen
  • Bismo in Sjåk
  • Lustrafjorden by Skjolden
  • Stamsund in Lofoten
  • Flatanger in Nord-Trøndelag
  • Grogn in Nord-Trøndelag
  • Fisketorget i Bergen
  • Ekeberg Restauranten Oslo
  • Trebåtfestival in Risør
  • Lyngør
  • Andøya
  • Gamle Strynefjellsveien
  • Reine, Bunes and Kjerkfjorden in Lofoten
  • Hurtigruta
  • Moldefjorden
  • Tromsø
  • Geiranger
  • North Cape (Nordkapp)
  • Sognefjellet
  • Djevelens Tanngard, Senja (Nasjonale turistveger)
  • Aurland, Aurlandsfjorden (Nasjonale turistveger)
  • Anvord Gard in Lom
  • Turtagrø
  • Strynefjellet
  • Nigarsbreen
  • Besseggen
  • Prekestolen
  • Lysefjorden
  • Avaldsnes kirke
  • Skudneshavn
  • Oslo harbour
  • Bergensbanen
  • Flåmsbanen
  • Haugastøl
  • Gålå
  • Gudbrandsjuvet in Valldal
  • Rondane
  • Enden, Rondane (Nasjonale turistveger)
  • Nasjonalmuseet
  • Vikingskipshuset, Bygdøy
  • Maridalsvannet
  • Beitostølen
  • Ice Hotel by Hunderfossen
  • Norefjell
  • Narvik
  • Sognefjellet
  • Nordmarka
  • Gjendesheim (Valdresfløya)
  • Svalbard
  • Finnmark
  • Vestfjell ( Gausdal)