Eigersund

 Rick

The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.

 Sigrid

Stormy lighthouse stay in January

Stormy lighthouse stay in January

I took a week off to write, continue to expand my Costal Cathedral exhibition, and to meditate by the ocean. Viberodden Lighthouse, outside of Egersund in Rogaland, took me in and granted me a stay for a week. I was so exited! A week to look out on the ocean, the horizon, and the wind blowing in my hair, clearing my thoughts. Little did I know that bad weather was coming my way. (Article continues after photos.)

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is visiting Viberodden Lighthouse in January and is caught in a storm unable to leave the island.

 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

Eigerøy Lighthouse

Eigerøy Lighthouse

Eigerøy Lighthouse is located on Norway’s southwestern coast on the small island of Midbrødøya off the western edge of Eigerøya in Eigersund, Rogaland.  It was established in 1854 and became fully automated in 1989. This was Norway’s first cast iron lighthouse, and its success encouraged the building of many more on the Norwegian coastline. The sections were delivered by […]