Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.
So you want to visit and stay over at a Norwegian Lighthouse! Here are some resources to help make your dream come true. There are really a lot of choices. Some offers stays in former lighthouse keeper’s residences, some in the lighthouses themselves. Some are on tiny (really tiny) islands while others are on larger […]
Photos were taken March 27, 2012. Temperature was 25ºC (77ºF), which is unusually warm for that time of the year. Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann and Rick Shupper. Far out at sea, east of Kristiansandfjord, is Grønningen Lighthouse. On this little stone cairn at sea, shaped and kneaded by glaciers during the […]
Grønningen Lighthouse is located about 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Kristiansand in Vest-Adger county. Standing 46 feet (14 meters) tall, Grønningen marks the entry into Kristiansand. This lighthouse was erected when it became evident that the lighthouses at Oksøy and Odderøya were not sufficient for safe navigation in the difficult and highly trafficked waters […]