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Storholmen Lighthouse

Storholmen Lighthouse

Storholmen Lighthouse Giske Municipality, Møre og Romsdal on the west coast of Norway Storholmen is located on a tiny skerry in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) due north of Erkna and 8 km (5 mi) northwest of the populated island of Vigra. Storholman Lighthouse was established in 1920 and automated in 1980. Storholmen […]

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Flatflesa Lighthouse

Flatflesa Lighthouse

Flatflesa Lighthouse Flatflesa Lighthouse (Norwegian: Flatflesa fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located in Sandøy Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse lies on the small island of Flatflesa, about 9 kilometers (5.6 mi) west of the island of Gossa and about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) east of the island of Sandøya. The original lighthouse was […]

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Art Nouveau Ålesund – mid-summer evening light

Art Nouveau Ålesund – mid-summer evening light

Photos © Rick Shupper and Michael H. Holtermann.

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Svinøy Lighthouse – no longer offering accommodations

Svinøy Lighthouse – no longer offering accommodations

Svinøy Lighthouse is located southwest of Ålesund, off the Stad peninsula, 12 nautical miles from the Norwegian coast in open ocean — in an area renown for some of the wildest weather Norway has to offer. It is found in the municipality of Herøy in Møre og Romsdal county. The island lies within sight of […]

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Dispatch #2: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #2: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigrutens ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. This is her dispatch from day two. Read Sigrid’s dispatch #1.

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The Jugendstil town of Ålesund and Molja Lighthouse

The Jugendstil town of Ålesund and Molja Lighthouse

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Ålesund is one of the most photogenic cities in Norway. On the night of January 23, 1904, the whole city burned to the ground in a big fire. 10,000 people were left without homes. Kaiser Wilhelm of Germany sent four warships with materials to build temporary shelters. After a […]

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Getting to know my country en route to Molja Lighthouse

Getting to know my country en route to Molja Lighthouse

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. The train takes you where you usually don’t get to go. It runs on its tracks where no car can follow. It is as if I am getting a break from the road. No traffic, no honking, and it doesn’t matter if I want to text someone. I can. Traveling […]

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Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Møre og Romsdal is one the Norway’s most scenic coastal counties. Its ten biggest communities are situated on the coast or a fjord. Here the land breaks up into myriad islands as it approaches the Norwegian Sea and this accounts for the area’s long dependence on boat traffic. These islands also encourage north-south traffic by […]

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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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