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 […]
Kvitholmen Lighthouse was established 1842, and automated in 1980. This light has been inactive since 1956 when an automated beacon was built close to the original. It stands 39 feet/12 meters tall and 82 feet/25 meters above the high tide level. Kvitholmen is located on a small island in Eide municipality about 1.5 km (1 mi) […]
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 […]
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 […]