Andenes Lighthouse

 Michael

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 up to 2014 have already been determined. A two-year forecast is not a luxury. Companies need to know what colors they have to take into account when developing new products. Hilde […]

 Michael

History: The birth of Andenes Lighthouse

History: The birth of Andenes Lighthouse

As early as 1828, a commission was appointed to investigate and make a recommendation on construction of new lighthouses along the Norwegian coast – and where these should be placed. The commission submitted its proposal to the authorities in the summer of 1829. (Story starts after photo gallery.)

After a story by Alf E. Hanssen (in Norwegian) Translated and rewritten by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper In the spring of 1857, Le Maire and his two technical assistants Christoffersen and Pettersen traveled to Andenes to start work on Andenes Lighthouse. Le Maire was born in Denmark and was master mason. During the early […]

 Rick

Andenes Lighthouse and Polar Museum

Andenes Lighthouse and Polar Museum

Andenes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Andenes fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located at the northern end of Andøya in the municipality of Andøy in Nordland, Norway. It was established in 1859, and automated in 1978. Andenes Lighthouse is one of Norway’s tallest cast iron lighthouses, standing 131 feet (40 meters) tall. There are guided tours which entail a […]

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