Haugesund

 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.

 Rick

Røværsholmen Lighthouse

Røværsholmen Lighthouse

Røværsholmen Lighthouse (Norwegian: Røværsholmen Fyrstasjon) Established in 1892 and automated in 1975. The lighthouse stands 50.8 feet (15.5 meters) tall and 73.8 feet (22.5 meters) above the high tide level. Røværsholmen was listed by the Cultural Heritage Act
 as a protected site in 1998.  Located on a small skerry about 800 m (1/2 mi) northwest […]

 Michael

It’s all about the weather at Ryvarden Lighthouse

It’s all about the weather at Ryvarden Lighthouse

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.

Ryvarden Lighthouse is situated in Mølstrevåg at Sveio north of Haugesund in Rogaland county southwest in Norway. The lighthouse is located between the harsh open Sletta sea to the south and Bømlafjorden to the north. Today was a day with all kinds of weather. One second it is pouring rain, then blue sky. The little […]

 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

Ryvarden Culture Lighthouse: where the sea meets the sky

Ryvarden Culture Lighthouse: where the sea meets the sky

Ryvarden Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ryvarden fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Sveio in Hordaland, Norway. It was established in 1849 and automated in 1984. The lighthouse is situated by the Sletta sea area, at the end of the promontory, on the north side of Mølstrevågen. It stands 23.6 feet (6.9 meters) tall and 73 […]

 Michael

Journey to Utsira – video

Journey to Utsira – video

Video from text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

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When the Soul Meets the Calm – photography exhibition at Utsira Gallery

When the Soul Meets the Calm – photography exhibition at Utsira Gallery

When the Soul Meets the Calm A photo exhibition by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Fyrgalleriet at Utsira Lighthouse from June 24 to August 15, 2012 Photos of Utsira Lighthouse   Jeg oppdager at naturen taler nå man selv er taus.” – Ferdinand Finne Selv om jeg vokste opp ved kysten, har jeg ikke alltid hatt interressen for […]

 Michael

A Journey to Utsira in photos

A Journey to Utsira in photos

April 2012: Lighthouses of Norway’s photojournalist Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited Utsira Island and Lighthouse.   Show larger map.

 Sigrid

Energy Island Utsira

Energy Island Utsira

April 2012: Lighthouse of Norway’s correspondent Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited Utsira Island.  Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper. Energy Island Utsira is the motto of both Utsira District Council and Utsira Tourist Association. The phrase has many connotations, one being that people can recharge their batteries there. Utsira is Norway’s second smallest municipal […]