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 Rick

Svenner Lighthouse

Svenner Lighthouse

Svenner Lighthouse is about 4.5 miles southeast of Stavern in Larvik municipality, in the southern Norwegian county Vestfold. Lit for the first time in October, 1874 and automated in 2003, Svenner stands 61 feet (18.7 meters) tall, 132 feet (40.3 meters) above sea level. Svenner has been voted one of the most popular destinations by […]

 Ken

Norway’s forgotten Oslofjord comes into its own

Norway’s forgotten Oslofjord comes into its own

In a land most noted for its fjords – those spectacular, mountain-ringed coastal inlets carved out eons ago by Ice Age glaciers – there is one such body of water conspicuously absent from most Norwegian cruise-line and tour-operator itineraries.

By Kenneth Kiesnoski, Travel Weekly magazine Plainly speaking, the Oslofjord – despite sharing a name with Norway’s capital – gets little or no respect, at least from the trade. True, visitors to the fjord, which extends south from Oslo’s harbor to the Skagerrak (the strait that separates lower Norway from Sweden), won’t find the towering cliffs and […]

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