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The next generation lighthouse keepers

The next generation lighthouse keepers

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. During my stay at the lighthouse, a class of 10th-graders from Blomdalen School at Mandal came visiting. After having been by myself for a couple of days, I was excited to see how it would impact my stay, with so many youngsters in the house. I […]

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Hatholmen Lighthouse – A Jewel at Mandal

Hatholmen Lighthouse – A Jewel at Mandal

On Norway’s beautiful southern coast, there are a string of  towns and villages with white-painted wooden houses. Mandal is a perfect example with its 600 legally protected white houses and it’s shining white crescent Sjøsanden beach. Hatholmen Lighthouse stands on an island in the Mannefjord about 1 mile (1.5 km) south of Mandal. Built in […]

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Events and festivals near lighthouses

Events and festivals near lighthouses

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 […]

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Lindesnes: The springboard

Lindesnes: The springboard

At the southernmost tip of Norway there is a lighthouse, Lindesnes Lighthouse. Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjornsen; translation and edit by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper. When the eye spots Lindesnes Lighthouse, it feels like everything is possible. This is the beginning of so many experiences that lurk in all hearts, all minds, and […]

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Lindesnes Lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse

The Lindesnes Region is a district in the county of Vest-Agder, located 30 minutes by car west of Kristiansand. Lindesnes is the southernmost region in Norway. The main city in the region is Mandal, with 14,000 inhabitants. The region reaches from the sea and up to the mountains, and also contains the Mandalselva River, wich is considered for beeing on […]

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