Flåvær Lighthouse

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Flåvær Lighthouse

Flåvær Lighthouse

Flavær LIghthouse. Built in 1870, automated in 1979. This is an active lighthouse.  It was renovated in 1887 and 1914. In 1952 it was connected to the electrical power grid, and it was fully automated in 1979. Standing 14 m (46 ft) tall, it has a square cylindrical wood tower with lantern and gallery, rising from […]

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Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Lighthouses of Møre og Romsdal

Møre og Romsdal is one the Norway’s most scenic coastal counties. Its ten biggest communities are situated on the coast or a fjord. Here the land breaks up into myriad islands as it approaches the Norwegian Sea and this accounts for the area’s long dependence on boat traffic. These islands also encourage north-south traffic by […]

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Hurtigruten & lighthouses – companions for more than a century

Hurtigruten & lighthouses – companions for more than a century

Today, one of the fleet of eleven ships departs daily from Bergen sailing north up around the tip of Norway and then eastwards to Kirkenes near the Russian border—and then make the return voyage. Along the way Hurtigruten calls at more than 30 ports, carrying leisure passengers, but continuing to serve ports along the way with delivering cargo as well as port-to-port passengers year round.

  Hurtigruten (Norwegian: the fast route) coastal ships have been part of Norwegian life since the 1890s. The company arouse from the demand for safe shipping along the coastal islands and skerries between commercial centers north and south. There were comparatively few lighthouses in those days and navigation maps were not as reliable as they […]