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Bjørnsund Lighthouse—A fishing village left behind

Bjørnsund Lighthouse—A fishing village left behind

Bjornsund Lighhouse was built in 1871, automated 1994.The keeper’s house is painted white, the lantern red. 9 m (30 ft) square cylindrical wood tower with gallery, attached to one end of a 1-story wood keeper’s house. Located on Moøya, a small island about 4 km (2.5 mi) north of Gossa and the same distance west […]

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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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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 […]

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Ona Lighthouse

Ona Lighthouse

Built in 1867 and automated in 1971, Ona Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ona fyr) stands 48.2 feet (14.7 meters) tall, and 131.2 feet (40 meters) above the high tide mark. It is located on the small island of Ona in the municipality of Sandøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse is built on Onakalven, the highest cliff […]