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 Michael

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 3 of 3

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 3 of 3

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

 Michael

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 2 of 3

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 2 of 3

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

 Michael

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 1 of 3

Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 1 of 3

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

 Michael

Photography: Coastal cathedrals – A journey on the edge of Norway

Photography: Coastal cathedrals – A journey on the edge of Norway

We’re pleased to announce “Kystens Katedraler – Coastal cathedrals: A journey on the edge of Norway” exhibit by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Photography at Hurtigruten Terminal Bergen, Norway, May 5 – June 30. This is a Lighthouses of Norway initiative sponsored by Hurtigruten. Please help us spread the word. We’re so excited about this, and a big […]

 Michael

Dispatch #1: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #1: 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 one.

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. This is her dispatch from day one. To see full itinerary map and days, click here. Learn more about Hurtigruten. Click here to see Dispatch #2 photo report.

 Michael

From Slåtterøy to Bergen by helicopter

From Slåtterøy to Bergen by helicopter

Photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. A big thank-you to our lighthouse friends and pilots at Bergen Helikopter.” – Sigrid Thorbjørnsen & Michael Holtermann Learn more about Slåtterøy Lighthouse and Bergen Helikopter.

 Rick

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper.  The Western Norway area is stunning with beautiful fjords, majestic mountains, spectacular glaciers, and roaring waterfalls. And the coast itself has wonderful islands, small villages, and old traditions. One of these traditions is the lighthouse culture. The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are […]

 Rick

Marstein Lighthouse under new management!

Marstein Lighthouse under new management!

Information updated: July 2014 Marstein Lighthouse Marstein Lighthouse stands on Store Marstein islet, southwest of Bergen, in Austevoll municipality in Hordaland. It is at the mouth of Korsfjord and therefore assists ships going to both Bergen and Hardangerfjord. Austevoll consists of 667 islands. Marstein was built in 1877 (automated in 2002) and consists of a […]

 Michael

Bergen Helikopter: quick connections to lighthouses

Bergen Helikopter: quick connections to lighthouses

Photographs, courtesy Bergen Helikopter AS By Michael Holtermann Finding a lighthouse with appeal in Norway is not difficult. At Lighthouses of Norway, we can barely choose which one to post next. Volunteer groups and institutions around the country are working hard with restauration and upkeep. What we hear back from travel professionals and our people […]