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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 in the Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal. The only city in Nordmøre is Kristiansund which is to the southwest of Smøla. Trondheim lies to the east, inside the Trondheimfjord. […]

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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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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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Utvær Lighthouse. North Sea Meets the Norwegian Sea

Utvær Lighthouse. North Sea Meets the Norwegian Sea

This is Norway’s westernmost lighthouse, and thus it marks the line of transition between the North Sea to the southwest and the Norwegian Sea to the northwest. Utvær Lighthouse was built in 1900 and automated in 2004. Located on little Utvær island in Solund municipality about 50 miles northwest from Bergen and 20 miles northwest […]

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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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Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

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 ridge, 22 miles (35 […]

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Ulla Lighthouse

Ulla Lighthouse

… a very popular place for island-hopping Ulla Lighthouse was first lit in January 1874 and automated in 1975. In October 1944, the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s house were bombed and destroyed by allied planes. In 1950, reconstruction of the lighthouse and other buildings was undertaken. Today’s lighthouse is a square cylindrical concrete tower with […]

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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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