Svolvær

 Rick

Come visit Skrova Lighthouse – Lofoten Islands

Come visit Skrova Lighthouse – Lofoten Islands

"I have been nearly all over Norway and for me Lofoten is the most beautiful part of this country! Reine is my favourite – it’s so beautiful." — Svein-Magne Tunli

Skrova Lighthouse was built in 1922 and automated in 2005. It stands on Saltværholmen island which is the southwest of the island group.

 Rick

Tranøy Lighthouse in Nordland

Tranøy Lighthouse in Nordland

The sea is calm. Heaven and lighthouse rejoice in mirror image. Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Tranøy Lighthouse.

Tranøy Lighthouse The sea is calm. Heaven and lighthouse rejoice in mirror image. The sun is hot. The wind is silent. The days are long here in the north in July. Here the past and future go hand in hand. In 2014 Tranøy Lighthouse turns150 years old. The lighthouse is as beautiful today as  it […]

 Rick

Moholmen Lighthouse

Moholmen Lighthouse

Moholmen Lighthouse was originally built in 1914. The original tower was moved to Tranøy, Hamarøy in 1936. A new tower was built at Moholmen, and that tower was automated in 1974. Moholmen is an active light with a focal plane of 23 m (75 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting twice […]

 Rick

Fiskerkona Light – the Fisherman’s Wife

Fiskerkona Light – the Fisherman’s Wife

Vestre Vabeinan (Vestre Vabeinskjær, Fiskerkona) Created in 1999. This unusual light is active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); green light, 1 s on, 1 s off; This  structure is also floodlit. This unusual beacon consists of a sculpture by Per Ung called Fiskerkona (The Fisherman’s Wife), mounted on a round pedastal with a broadly […]

 Michael

Dispatch #4: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #4: 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. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fourth day into this northbound voyage.

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. These photos were taken in course of the day, September 6, the fourth day into this northbound voyage. Learn more about Hurtigruten. Click here to see a slideshow for Day 5. Click here to see Dispatch […]