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Beautiful Lista

Beautiful Lista

The views from the top of the lighthouse are justifiably famous

“Vakre Lista” is Norwegian for “Beautiful Lista” Lista is at the southwestern tip of Norway. Lista is a large peninsula along the Listafjord and is home to the village of Vestbygd and the towns of Vanse and Farsund. Ships coming from the North Sea enter the Skaggerat strait at Lista, sailing toward the ports of Kristiansand and Oslo, the ports of Denmark and Sweden, and beyond into […]

 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.

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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 […]

 Sigrid

Lista Lighthouse: One of many “cathedrals” along Norway’s coast

Lista Lighthouse: One of many “cathedrals” along Norway’s coast

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann and Ken Kiesnoski. Lista Lighthouse is one of the coast’s many cathedrals,” I read on www.lista-fyr.com. How true. It is almost midnight, and the midsummer sun dips just below the horizon here in southern Norway, but it is not quite dark. Nothing about the […]

 Rick

Søndre Katland Lighthouse, Farsund

Søndre Katland Lighthouse, Farsund

Søndre Katland Lighthouse (also spelled Kattland), is a guide lighthouse for Farsund and Loshavn located on an exposed rocky islet in the mouth of the Lyngdfjorden about 3 miles (4.5 km) southeast of Farsund. It is accessible only by boat. It has poor harboring and several haboring facilities have been destroyed by storms. Katland was […]

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Lista Lighthouse

Lista Lighthouse

Follow the 132 steps to the top and enjoy the fantastic view of the Lista peninsula and the sea. Lista Lighthouse is in Farsund, a coastal municipality.  In terms of square mileage Farsund is one of the smallest municipalities in Vest-Agder county, yet one of the largest in number of inhabitants. Lista is flat and there are […]