Karmøy

 Sigrid

The very unique Geitungen Lighthouse

The very unique Geitungen Lighthouse

Geitungen Lighthouse was the fourth lighthouse our photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited this summer and fall. The goal is to capture 12 different ones from late July to mid October.

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. The famous Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, said it perfectly: Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Geitungen Lighthouse is something else. The lighthouse was designed by Jørgen M. Meinich who did a […]

 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

Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy: One island, four lighthouses

Karmøy is in Rogaland, southwest Haugesund in the traditional district of Haugaland. The municipality consists primarily of Karmøy island itself,  The main communities are Skudeneshavn , Skudenes, Stangaland, Torvastad, Åkra, and most of Avaldsnes. There is a lot to see.  Karmøy is also well known in Norway for the heather moors and the surfing beaches. Karmøy […]