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 Rick

Events and festivals near lighthouses

Events and festivals near lighthouses

Norwegians love the summertime. The long hours of sunlight due to the high latitudes encourage people to get out and stay out late.

From the southern coast all the way up to the farthest north, there are music, dance, and art events. There are regattas, film festivals, speed boat shows, food festivals, etc., etc., etc. Following is a list – just a sampling – of some of these festivals, focusing somewhat on events that take place at or near […]

 Rick

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse – weird name and history

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse – weird name and history

Ytre Møkkalasset Lighthouse (also called Tvedestand Lighthouse) stands on a lonely skerry between Kilsund and Kalvøysund in Arendal. Arendal is in Aust-Adger County on the Skagerrak coast. It was built in 1888, automated in 1946, and abandoned in 1986. The lighthouse served as a guide light and was established  at the request of Tverdalsøens Sømandsforening. It stands 56.4 feet […]

 Rick

Sandvikodden Lighthouse on Hisøy Island

Sandvikodden Lighthouse on Hisøy Island

Sanvikodden Lighthouse (also spelled Sandvigodden) is on the southeast tip of Hisøy Island at the mouth of the Gautlsund which leads to Arendal. It was built in 1844 and retired in 1934 when the adjacent tower was built. The original lighthouse is 35 feet (10.7 meters) tall and stands 55.7 feet (17 meters) above the […]

 Jakob

Torungen lighthouses: Store and Lille

Torungen lighthouses: Store and Lille

Store Torungen is a lighthouse on an island outside Arendal in Aust-Agder. The lighthouse is coastal, and was created in 1844 along with Lille Torungen and Sandvikodden Lighthouse. Store and Lille ( ‘big’ and ‘little’) Torungen were built as a twin lighthouse, and therefore Arendal is called City of the two lighthouses. Lille Torungen Lighthouse is […]

 Rick

Lyngør Lighthouse

Lyngør Lighthouse

Lyngør is a village area on a group of small islands in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, off the southeast coast of Norway. The village is about 7.5 miles (12 kilometers) south of the city of Risør. And it is northeast of the lively southern Norway town Arendal. The island is accesible by […]