Lofoten

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Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse Built in 1880, Værøy Lighthouse was automated in 1984, but  has been inactive since 2008. Standing 13.8 meters tall, and 14.5 meters above the high tide level, the square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, rises from a 1-1/2 story stone keeper’s house. The lighthouse is painted white; lantern roof is red. […]

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Skrova Lighthouse’s beautiful Lofoten surroundings

Skrova Lighthouse’s beautiful Lofoten surroundings

The Lofoten archipelago is justly famous for its stark beauty. The wall of mountains running the length of the chain rises up out of the sea forming a backbone stretching some 266 kilometers and yielding thousands of islands and islets at its edges. Here, for more than 1,00 years the great cod fisheries have operated.  While lying within […]

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Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Information updated: July 2014 Skomvær Lighthouse is on the small island of Skomvær which lies about 9.3 miles (15 km) southwest of Røstlandet in Nordland, Norway.  Røstlandet is the principal island of Røst municipality. The 1.4 square-mile (3.6 square-kilometer) island is the home to most of the residents of Røst. Skomvær is the westernmost island of the Lofoten […]