Ålesund

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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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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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Skongenes Lighthouse

Skongenes Lighthouse

There are four lighthouses in the small municipality of Vågsøy (West Norway) which is an indication of its important location for shipping routes. Vågsøy is in the county of Sogn of Fjordane, in the traditional district of Nordfjord. The other three lighthouses here are; Kråkenes, Ulvesund, and Hendanes.  This concentration of lighthouses makes Vågsøy a […]

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Runde Lighthouse

Runde Lighthouse

Out in the ocean off the traditional district of Sunnmøre lies the island of Runde, internationally known for its bird sanctuary. Runde Lighthouse is situated in the northwest of Runde at Kvalnes.  Runde is part of  Herøy municipality in Møre og Romsdal. This lighthouse is one of the most popular lighthouses in Norway. The lighthouse […]