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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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Hatholmen Lighthouse – A Jewel at Mandal

Hatholmen Lighthouse – A Jewel at Mandal

On Norway’s beautiful southern coast, there are a string of  towns and villages with white-painted wooden houses. Mandal is a perfect example with its 600 legally protected white houses and it’s shining white crescent Sjøsanden beach. Hatholmen Lighthouse stands on an island in the Mannefjord about 1 mile (1.5 km) south of Mandal. Built in […]

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Homborsund Lighthouse on Norway’s beautiful southern coast

Homborsund Lighthouse on Norway’s beautiful southern coast

Homborsund LIghthouse is in Grimstad municipality, Aust-Agder. Bordering on the Skagerrak, Homborsund is a beach resort south of Grimstad municipality halfway between the town Grimstad and Lillesand. Between 1865 and 1875, 45 ships ran afoul in this stretch of ocean and shipping interests in Grimstad demanded a new beacon between Torungen and Oksøy Lighthouses. The lighthouse was […]

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Ona Lighthouse

Ona Lighthouse

Built in 1867 and automated in 1971, Ona Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ona fyr) stands 48.2 feet (14.7 meters) tall, and 131.2 feet (40 meters) above the high tide mark. It is located on the small island of Ona in the municipality of Sandøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse is built on Onakalven, the highest cliff […]

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Erkna Lighthouse

Erkna Lighthouse

Erkna Lighthouse was built in 1870 and fully automated in 1988. It was bombed by Allied aircraft in 1945 and burned to the ground. Then, it was rebuilt 1948–50. Erkna is 34.4 feet (10.5 meters) tall, and stands high up on a bluff on the northwest coast of the island 162.4 feet (49.5 meters) above the high tide mark. […]

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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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Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper.  The Western Norway area is stunning with beautiful fjords, majestic mountains, spectacular glaciers, and roaring waterfalls. And the coast itself has wonderful islands, small villages, and old traditions. One of these traditions is the lighthouse culture. The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are […]

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Steilene Lighthouse

Steilene Lighthouse

Steilene consists of five islands located on the east side the inner Oslofjord, just west of Alværn in Nesodden, Akershus County. Steilene Lighthouse stands on the outermost of these five small islands with fine beaches and a guest harbor. The nearby islands are interesting too. The small island of Knerten is a unique bird nesting area. […]

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Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse (Norwegian: Vingleia fyr) sits on Skarvflesan in the archipelago Halten in Frøya municipality, South Trondelag. The name Vingleia is probably derived from a term meaning “route that is exposed to wind.” This lighthouse was built in 1921 and automated in 1985, stands 49 feet (15 meters) tall. It is part of the lighthouse […]

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