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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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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.…

Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse The Buholmråsa lighthouse (Norwegian: Buholmråsa fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Osen is about 61 miles (99…

Andenes Lighthouse – a color trendsetter for 2014

Andenes Lighthouse – a color trendsetter for 2014

Hilde Francq is the only Belgian in the group of forty specialists who are able to forecast trends two years in advance. New trend colors…

Bastøy – lighthouse and prison

Bastøy – lighthouse and prison

Bastøy Lighthouse Bastøy Lighthouse was established in 1840 and automated in 1986. Located on an island on the west side of Oslofjordens about 4 km…

Bjørnsund Lighthouse—A fishing village left behind

Bjørnsund Lighthouse—A fishing village left behind

Bjornsund Lighhouse was built in 1871, automated 1994.The keeper’s house is painted white, the lantern red. 9 m…

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…

Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor

Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor

Dyna Lighthouse Dyna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Dyna fyr) is in Oslo harbor just off the Bygdøy peninsula. It was built…

History: The birth of Andenes Lighthouse

History: The birth of Andenes Lighthouse

After a story by Alf E. Hanssen (in Norwegian) Translated and rewritten by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper…

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