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Lighthouses of the Fosen Region

Lighthouses of the Fosen Region

Fosen Region In the past, Norway was divided into districts with deep historical roots and which only partially coincide with contemporary administrative units of counties and municipalities. Until the early Viking period, the late 700s C.E., many of these regions were independently ruled by local kings. Fosen is one of these traditional districts in Trøndelag. […]

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Asenvågøy Lighthouse

Asenvågøy Lighthouse

Asenvågøy Lighthouse (also called Asenvågøya) is in the municipality of Bjugn in Sør-Trøndelag county.  It is located atop a rise on the eastern edge of  the small…

Dispatch #3: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #3: 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. After a stormy night, with waves…

Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. In Sør Trøndelag County, out in the sea on the Ørland peninsula, there…

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…

Trondheim: Norway’s Viking Capital

Trondheim: Norway’s Viking Capital

The settlement of Nidaros, later to become Trondheim, was founded in 997 as a trading post, and was…

Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse (Norwegian: Vingleia fyr) sits on Skarvflesan in the archipelago Halten in Frøya municipality, South Trondelag. The…

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located on a tiny island – in the Fosen region – 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers)…

Fosen Region – Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Fosen Region – Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

This article was originally written by Michael Holtermann and Kenneth Kiesnoski for Faces of Scandinavia. Mid-Norway’s Fosen region…