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Flatøy Lighthouse – a hidden gem

Flatøy Lighthouse – a hidden gem

Flatøy Lighthouse Most places in the world that are considered hidden gems remain hidden, because it requires a little extra to get to these places. But it is not impossible. With the Steigen mountains to the east, and the Lofoten Islands to the west and the Norwegian Sea beyond that, Flatøy Lighthouse emits fire and […]

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Tranøy Lighthouse, a Nordland treasure

Tranøy Lighthouse, a Nordland treasure

Tranøy Lighthouse is an active lighthouse. It was lit for the first time in 1864 and was automated in 1991. Tranøy light stands 89.6 feet…

Haugjegla Lighthouse

Haugjegla Lighthouse

Information updated June, 2013 The island of Smøla is home to Haugjegla Lighthouse. Smøla is one of three island municipalities in Nordmøre, a traditional district…

Litløy Lighthouse – Islands rentals

Litløy Lighthouse – Islands rentals

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 magical realism of Norwegian nights

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

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…

Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse Built in 1880, Værøy Lighthouse was automated in 1984, but  has been inactive since 2008. Standing…

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse Kvitsøy has operated as a navagation light since about 1700. The present light was automated 1969…

Lille Herbern, Oslo harbor restaurant

Lille Herbern, Oslo harbor restaurant

Lille Herbern Lille Herbern is a pretty islet in the Olsofjord. It  lies just south of Bygdøy peninsula…

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…

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