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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 island, Asen, in the Norwegian Sea about 6 km (3.5 mi) northwest of Lysøysund. This is at the entrance to the Lauvøyfjorden and about 7 km (4.3 mi) west of the […]

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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 the capital of Norway during the Viking…

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…