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 Rick

Tranøy Lighthouse in Nordland

Tranøy Lighthouse in Nordland

The sea is calm. Heaven and lighthouse rejoice in mirror image. Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Tranøy Lighthouse.

Tranøy Lighthouse The sea is calm. Heaven and lighthouse rejoice in mirror image. The sun is hot. The wind is silent. The days are long here in the north in July. Here the past and future go hand in hand. In 2014 Tranøy Lighthouse turns150 years old. The lighthouse is as beautiful today as  it […]

 Rick

Flatøy Lighthouse – a hidden gem

Flatøy Lighthouse – a hidden gem

Most places in the world that are considered hidden gems remain hidden, because it requires a little extra to get to these places. But it is not impossible. Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Flatøy Lighthouse.

Flatøy Lighthouse Most places in the world that are considered hidden gems remain hidden, because it requires a little extra to get to these places. But it is not impossible. With the Steigen mountains to the east, and the Lofoten Islands to the west and the Norwegian Sea beyond that, Flatøy Lighthouse emits fire and […]

 Michael

Dispatch #4: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #4: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten's ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fourth day into this northbound voyage.

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fourth day into this northbound voyage. Learn more about Hurtigruten. Click here to see a slideshow for Day 5. Click here to see Dispatch […]

 Michael

Slideshow, day 4: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Slideshow, day 4: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten's ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in the morning of September 6, between Nesna and Bodø in Nordland county. This morning we crossed the Arctic Circle, which means we're now officially in the Arctic, and the area of Norway that has midnight sun in the summer months. Scroll down if you prefer to watch this as a slideshow.

[SlideDeck2 id=7593] Now, we are in the northern part of Norway approaching the Lofoten islands. Situated between Nesna, Ørnes and Bodø is Saltfjellet mountain where Svartisen glacier is. This area of Norway is quite narrow and the Norwegian-Swedish border follows the mountain range north and south. This morning we also crossed the Arctic Circle – we’re now […]

 Rick

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 […]