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Rivingen Lighthouse—it’s not Ryvingen!

Rivingen Lighthouse—it’s not Ryvingen!

Rivingen Lighthouse was established in 1886 and manned until 1925.  It is in Grimstad municipality in Aust-Adger county, Norway Rivingen is approximately. 8 m (26 ft) tall, with a square cylindrical tower capped by a sharply pyramidal roof and a spire. This tower is attached to the front of a 1-1/2 story keeper’s house. The […]

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Homborsund Lighthouse, outpost in a wild sea

Homborsund Lighthouse, outpost in a wild sea

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Approaching Homborsund lighthouse from Kalvehageneset in Grimstad. The ocean here is wild with streams flowing into and against each other, making quite a lively wave party. Unpredictable waves made for a rodeo-like boat trip out. This is the only photo from the boat trip: My camera is not too […]

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Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series – Grimstad

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series – Grimstad

Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series 2012  returns to Norway this July – two years after Kragero hosted the country’s first Red Bull Cliff Diving competition. This year the competition site is Grimstad, home to Homborsund Lighthouse. Update Monday, July 9th. Englishman Gary Hunt lit everything in Grimstad as the 27-meter champion emerged from the water […]

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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 […]

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Homborsund Lighthouse on Norway’s beautiful southern coast

Homborsund Lighthouse on Norway’s beautiful southern coast

Homborsund LIghthouse is in Grimstad municipality, Aust-Agder. Bordering on the Skagerrak, Homborsund is a beach resort south of Grimstad municipality halfway between the town Grimstad and Lillesand. Between 1865 and 1875, 45 ships ran afoul in this stretch of ocean and shipping interests in Grimstad demanded a new beacon between Torungen and Oksøy Lighthouses. The lighthouse was […]