Stavanger

 Rick

The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.

 Rick

Fjøløy Lighthouse

Fjøløy Lighthouse

Fjøløy Lighthouse (Norwegian: Fjøløy fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Rennesøy in Rogaland, Norway. The location is roughly 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Stavanger. Established in 1849. In 1867 the original light was replaced by larger wooden lighthouse. The first Fjøløy Lighthouse was just a regular lantern which was only illuminated a few […]

 Rick

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

Kvitsøy Lighthouse Kvitsøy has operated as a navigation light since about 1700. The present light was automated 1969 and has been a protected building since 1998. The 1829 lighthouse had a height of 18 m (59 ft); the tower was extended by 7 m (23 ft) in 1859 and gained another 2 m (7 ft) […]

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Dispatch #1: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #1: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigrutens ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. This is her dispatch from day one.

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. This is her dispatch from day one. To see full itinerary map and days, click here. Learn more about Hurtigruten. Click here to see Dispatch #2 photo report.

 Rick

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 […]

 Rick

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Slåtterøy: a pearl along the Norwegian coastline

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Rick Shupper.  The Western Norway area is stunning with beautiful fjords, majestic mountains, spectacular glaciers, and roaring waterfalls. And the coast itself has wonderful islands, small villages, and old traditions. One of these traditions is the lighthouse culture. The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are […]

 Rick

Flatholmen Lighthouse: 150 years and going strong

Flatholmen Lighthouse: 150 years and going strong

2012 marks the 150th year anniversary of Flatholmen’s service. Flatholmen Lighthouse is located on an islet about .6 miles outside Tananger in Sola, southwest of Stavanger. This area is known as the Jæren Coast. The name Flatholmen is composed of two Norwegian words flat meaning flat and holm, a term indicating a low, flat (and […]

 Rick

Tungenes Lighthouse

Tungenes Lighthouse

Slideshow photo credits: bester95, Bouli_wro, Thorstein K. Berg, Enric Brunet, FamL1, Hans Klausen, Atle Riska, Amelia Royan,  Sandalsand, Geir Ole Søreng, Jarle Vines, Ingelise Wilhelmsen At the northernmost tip of the Jæren coast stands Tungenes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Tungenes fyr). Tungenes is a wooden building and stands on the headland Tungenes in Randaberg, Norway. It was established […]

 Rick

Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Norway’s Jæren coast is one of those areas of Norway – and there are many – which can be justly described as extraordinarily beautiful. Jæren is a traditional district in the county of Rogaland which encompasses Norway’s fourth largest city, Stavanger. Jæren stretches from the municipality of Randaberg in the north to Hå in the […]

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