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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 on the western side of Olso, and is within eyeshot of Dyna Lighthouse a little to the west.  Lille Herbern restaurant has been continuously feeding guests since 1929. This makes it one of the oldest restaurants in […]

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Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse, Restaurant

Stangholmen Lighthouse is located on a small island about 1.2 km (3/4 mi) east of Risør n Aust-Agder county, Norway It is accessible only by boat. The site is open and there is restaurant which operates from late June through early August (May 1 through September 1 for group reservations). The owner is the Risør Kommune. The […]

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Filtvet Lighthouse & Villa Malla

Filtvet Lighthouse & Villa Malla

Filtvet Lighthouse is an active coastal lighthouse in Hurum municipality. Hurum is in Buskerud county, Norway. Hurum is located on the southern part of Hurumhalvøya, which is the peninsula between the Oslofjord and Drammensfjord. The location is 36.6 miles (42.9 km) south of Oslo just where the Oslofjord narrow as one travels north. Established 1840, and […]

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Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor

Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor

Dyna Lighthouse Dyna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Dyna fyr) is in Oslo harbor just off the Bygdøy peninsula. It was built in 1875 and automated in 1956. It stands 40.6 feet (12.4 meters) tall. It was built on a rock about 220 yards (200 meters) off the coast of Bygdøy,  about 2 miles (3 km) west of downtown […]

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Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. In Sør Trøndelag County, out in the sea on the Ørland peninsula, there is a little piece of paradise called Hovde Gård. It can be reached within an hour by boat from Trondheim or an hour’s flight from Oslo Gardermoen airport. Hovde Gård, […]

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Ryvarden Culture Lighthouse: where the sea meets the sky

Ryvarden Culture Lighthouse: where the sea meets the sky

Ryvarden Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ryvarden fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Sveio in Hordaland, Norway. It was established in 1849 and automated in 1984. The lighthouse is situated by the Sletta sea area, at the end of the promontory, on the north side of Mølstrevågen. It stands 23.6 feet (6.9 meters) tall and 73 […]

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Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy is in Rogaland, southwest Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. The municipality consists primarily of Karmøy island itself,  The main communities are Skudeneshavn , Skudenes, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra, and most of Avaldsnes. There is a lot to see.  Karmøy is also well known in Norway for the heather moors and the surfing beaches. Karmøy […]

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