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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.

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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…

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…

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 Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. This is her dispatch from day…

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…

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…

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…

Tungenes Lighthouse

Tungenes Lighthouse

Slideshow photo credits: bester95, Bouli_wro, Thorstein K. Berg, Enric Brunet, FamL1, Hans Klausen, Atle Riska, Amelia Royan,  Sandalsand, Geir…

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…

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