The views from the top of the lighthouse are justifiably famous
“Vakre Lista” is Norwegian for “Beautiful Lista” Lista is at the southwestern tip of Norway. Lista is a large peninsula along the Listafjord and is home to the village of Vestbygd and the towns of Vanse and Farsund. Ships coming from the North Sea enter the Skaggerat strait at Lista, sailing toward the ports of Kristiansand and Oslo, the ports of Denmark and Sweden, and beyond into […]
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 […]
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann and Ken Kiesnoski. Lista Lighthouse is one of the coast’s many cathedrals,” I read on www.lista-fyr.com. How true. It is almost midnight, and the midsummer sun dips just below the horizon here in southern Norway, but it is not quite dark. Nothing about the […]
Follow the 132 steps to the top and enjoy the fantastic view of the Lista peninsula and the sea. Lista Lighthouse is in Farsund, a coastal municipality. In terms of square mileage Farsund is one of the smallest municipalities in Vest-Agder county, yet one of the largest in number of inhabitants. Lista is flat and there are […]