Fosen is a traditional district in Trøndelag. Here you’ll find landscapes ranging from forested valleys, lakes, and coastal cliffs. The coastline at the Norwegian Sea is dotted by skerries and islands.
Fosen Region In the past, Norway was divided into districts with deep historical roots and which only partially coincide with contemporary administrative units of counties and municipalities. Until the early Viking period, the late 700s C.E., many of these regions were independently ruled by local kings. Fosen is one of these traditional districts in Trøndelag. […]
EAST: Ostfold; Guldholmen, Holmlungen, Struten, Strømtangen, Akershus; Steilene, Vestfold; Fulehuk, Svenner, Stavernsodden, SOUTH: Telemark; Langøytangen, Aust-Agder; Homborsund, Lyngør, Saltholmen, Store Torungen, Vest-Agder; Grønningen, Hathholmen, Lindesnes, Lista, Ryvingen, Songvaar, Rogaland; Feistein, Geitungen, Lille Presteskjær, Obrestad, WEST: Hordaland; Hellisøy, Marstein, Ryvarden, Slåtterøy, Sogn og Fjordane; Geita, Kråkenes, Kvanhovden, Skongenes, Ulvesund, MID: Møre og Romsdal; Flatflesa, Haugjegla, Kvitholmen, Lepsøyrevet, Molja, Runde, Ulla, Sør-Trundlag; Asenvågsøy, Kjeungskjær, Sula, Terningen, Vingleia, Nord-Trøndelag; Villa, NORTH: Nordland; Flatøy, Henningsvær, Litløy, Myken, Tranøy, Ytterholmen, Finnmark; Kjølnes,Slettnes, Vardø EAST: Østfold […]
These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer.
Kvitsøy – Fjøløy – Tungenes These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer. Kvitsøy is the oldest, having been set up in 1700. Next came Tungenes in 1828. Fjøløy came later, in 1849. Kvitsøy Lighthouse This octagonal stone tower light was automated in 1969 and has been a protected building since 1998. LighthousesofNorway.com […]
The views from the top of the lighthouse are justifiably famous
“Vakre Lista” is Norwegian for “Beautiful Lista” Lista is at the southwestern tip of Norway. Lista is a large peninsula along the Listafjord and is home to the village of Vestbygd and the towns of Vanse and Farsund. Ships coming from the North Sea enter the Skaggerat strait at Lista, sailing toward the ports of Kristiansand and Oslo, the ports of Denmark and Sweden, and beyond into […]
Feistein Lighthouse is a perennial favorite for tourists visiting Norway's beautiful Jæren coast. Thanks to Svein-Magne Tunli for the great new photos!
Feistien Fyr Venneforening on Facebook (Friends of Feistein Lighthouse) Accommodations Feistein Lighthouse has changed their accommodations policies. They no longer offer accommodations for the open market. Klepp Beaches Klepp’s Borestranden beach is 3 km long and is one of the finest beaches in Norway. Sele beach is one of the best places for surfing on wind from […]
Svein–Magne Tunli shared some of his photos from Vågsøy, a beautiful island in Sogn og Fjordane.
Vågsøy Vågsøy has four of the nine lighthouses in Sogn og Fjordane county: Kråkenes, Skongenes, Ulvesund, and Hendanes – the first three named lighthouses offer accomodations for vacation stays. See links for details. Vågsøy municipality is comprised in large part by the island of Vågsøy which is connected to the mainland by the remarkable Måløy Bridge. […]
Svein-Magne Tunli has sent us some lovely photos of Hellisøy Lighthouse.
"I have been nearly all over Norway and for me Lofoten is the most beautiful part of this country! Reine is my favourite – it’s so beautiful." — Svein-Magne Tunli
Skrova Lighthouse was built in 1922 and automated in 2005. It stands on Saltværholmen island which is the southwest of the island group.
Utvær is a place of natural beauty.
Utvær Lighthouse As these photos make clear, Utvær is a place of natural beauty. The hand of man has gently added humble, functional and harmonious buildings which really do seem to accentuate the grand land- and seascape. We thank photographer Svein-Magne Tunli for permission to publish his fine photographs. Utvær Lighthouse is Norway’s westernmost lighthouse, […]