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Beautiful Lista

Beautiful Lista

“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 […]

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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 13.8 meters tall, and 14.5 meters above the high tide level, the square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, rises from a 1-1/2 story stone keeper’s house. The lighthouse is painted white; lantern roof is red. […]

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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 […]

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Sklinna Lighthouse

Sklinna Lighthouse

Sklinna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Sklinna fyr), built in 1910, is still an active station. The lighthouse is located at the highest point of the isolated island of Heimøya, easternmost island in the Sklinna island group about 30 kilometres (19 mi) northwest of the main island of Leka and about 30 kilometres (19 mi) north of the island of Ytter-Vikna in […]

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Oksøy Lighthouse, tall and proud

Oksøy Lighthouse, tall and proud

Oksøy Lighthouse, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway. Oksøy is located on a small island of the same name in the entrance to Kristiansandsfjorden, about 1 mile (1.7 km) east of Skålevik and the same distance west southwest of Grønningen Lighthouse. Oksøy is accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. This historic station, the landfall light for Kristiansand, […]

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Jomfruland Lighthouse – on a great leisure and fun island

Jomfruland Lighthouse – on a great leisure and fun island

Jomfruland Lighthouse is located on Jomfruland island, the outermost of a group of islands off Kragerø municipality, Telemark. It was built in 1839, and automated in 1991. It’s an active lighthouse, 101.7 feet (31 meters) tall and 157.4 feet (48 meters) above the hight tide mark.

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Kjølnes Lighthouse on the wild Barents coast

Kjølnes Lighthouse on the wild Barents coast

Kjølnes Lighthouse is in Berlevåg municipality in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Berlevåg’s coastal location serves to moderate temperatures during winter, receiving heat from the Gulf stream. Temperatures during winter rarely dip below −15 °C (5 °F), while maximum temperatures during summer are usually around 13 °C (55 °F). There are no trees in Berlevåg, because the relatively […]

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Geita Lighthouse

Geita Lighthouse

Geita Lighthouse was built in 1897 and became fully automated 1982. It stands on the easternmost of three small islands, Ytsegeite, Medgeite and Instegeita (Outer-, Mid- and Inner-Geite), the last is where the lighthouse is located. Geita stands 101.7 feet (31 meters) tall, and 147.6 feet (42.8 meters) above the high tide mark. The Norwegian word […]

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Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Information updated: July 2014 Skomvær Lighthouse is on the small island of Skomvær which lies about 9.3 miles (15 km) southwest of Røstlandet in Nordland, Norway.  Røstlandet is the principal island of Røst municipality. The 1.4 square-mile (3.6 square-kilometer) island is the home to most of the residents of Røst. Skomvær is the westernmost island of the Lofoten […]

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