Home » Archives by category » By Name » K–O » Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Dispatch #3: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

Dispatch #3: My epic Hurtigruten voyage from Bergen to Kirkenes

This week, Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is sailing on Hurtigruten’s ship MS Finnmarken from Bergen to Kirkenes. After a stormy night, with waves 16–40 feet, I woke up in Trondheim. The captain of MS Finnmarken is nothing less than amazing. After having watched the waves last night, I cannot see why the ship […]

Share

Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Hovde Gård – a little piece of paradise

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. In Sør Trøndelag County, out in the sea on the Ørland peninsula, there is a little piece of paradise called Hovde Gård. It can be reached within an hour by boat from Trondheim or an hour’s flight from Oslo Gardermoen airport. Hovde Gård, […]

Share

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, aka The Red Sailor

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse, aka <em>The Red Sailor</em>

No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent  ….” – John Donne Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located on a tiny skerry (“skjær” is the Norwegian word for skerry) at the mouth of the Bjugnfjord, about 3.5 kilometers (2.2 miles) west of the village of Uthaug, and 5 kilometers (3.1 […]

Share

Hurtigruten & lighthouses – companions for more than a century

Hurtigruten & lighthouses – companions for more than a century

  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 […]

Share

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse is located on a tiny island – in the Fosen region – 2.2 miles (3.5 kilometers) northwest of the village of Uthaug, Ørland, in Sør-Trondelag county. This red brick, octagonal lighthouse is 68 feet (20.6 meters) tall. Built in 1880, it was automated in 1987. The light is lit July 21 – May […]

Share

Fosen Region – Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Fosen Region – Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

This article was originally written by Michael Holtermann and Kenneth Kiesnoski for Faces of Scandinavia. Mid-Norway’s Fosen region northwest of the Trondheimsfjord is the area where I was born and raised. Undiscovered by U.S. travelers, Fosen offers a wealth of unique experiences. Trondheim, or Nidaros as it was called by the Vikings more than 1,000 […]

Share