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Haugjegla Lighthouse

Haugjegla Lighthouse

Information updated June, 2013 The island of Smøla is home to Haugjegla Lighthouse. Smøla is one of three island municipalities in Nordmøre, a traditional district in the Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal. The only city in Nordmøre is Kristiansund which is to the southwest of Smøla. Trondheim lies to the east, inside the Trondheimfjord. […]

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Stavenes Lighthouse

Stavenes Lighthouse

Stavenes Lighthouse is in Averøy, a municipality in Møre og Romsdal. Also known as Stavnes, the station was established in 1842 and celebrated its 170th birthday this year (2012)! In 1976 the station was automated. The light stands 13 feet (4 meters) tall,  and is 131.2 feet (21.7 meters) above the high tide level. This is an […]

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Grip – lighthouse and deserted fishing village

Grip – lighthouse and deserted fishing village

Grip is an archipelago, a deserted fishing village, and a former municipality about 14 kilometers (8.7 mi) northwest of the city of Kristiansund. It is located in the municipality of Kristiansund in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The Grip lighthouse, one of the tallest lighthouses in Norway. It was built between 1885 and 1888 on the 7-meter […]

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Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Møre og Romsdal is one the Norway’s most scenic coastal counties. Its ten biggest communities are situated on the coast or a fjord. Here the land breaks up into myriad islands as it approaches the Norwegian Sea and this accounts for the area’s long dependence on boat traffic. These islands also encourage north-south traffic by […]

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Grønningen Lighthouse

Grønningen Lighthouse

Grønningen Lighthouse is located about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Kristiansand in Vest-Adger county. Standing 46 feet (14 meters) tall, Grønningen marks the entry into Kristiansand. This lighthouse was erected when it became evident that the lighthouses at Oksøy and Odderøya were not sufficient for safe navigation in the difficult and highly trafficked waters […]

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