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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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A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more correct, it was raining sideways. The wind was so strong and the waves were huge. I thought this would be a day of work inside. I was wrong. More wind […]

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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

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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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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Alnes Lighthouse and Café

Alnes Lighthouse and Café

Alnes is one of the most visited lighthouses in Norway. Alnes LIghthouse was built in 1853 and automated in 1982. It is 87 feet (26.5 meters) tall and stands 118 feet (36 meters) above the high tide mark. It is now owned by the municipality of Giske
It and is located on the north side of […]

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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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Slettnes Lighthouse 71°05’33”N

Slettnes Lighthouse 71°05’33”N

As far as Europe is concerned, you really can’t get much further north! This is truly the land of the Midnight Sun in summer and Northern Lights in winter. Slettness Lighthouse is continental Europe’s northernmost lighthouse. It is situated a few kilometers north of the village of Gamvik on the Nordkyn peninsula in Finnmark. From […]

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