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The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

The North Sea Road – Nordsjøvegen

Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.

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A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

A walk from Obrestad Lighthouse to Hå Old Vicarage

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more correct, it was raining sideways. The wind was so strong and the waves were huge. I thought this would be a day of work inside. I was wrong. More wind […]

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On the Edge 2012: A Chain of Lighthouses

On the Edge 2012: A Chain of Lighthouses

Since 2008, several lighthouses have been functioning as living arenas for cultural activities. In 2012 seven lighthouses have invited artists into their simple, small but fine buildings. The collaboration “A chain of lighthouses” is an informal alliance, but has shown strong enthusiasm amongst the participants. Unusual buildings and limited resources have been compensated for by […]

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Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast

Norway’s Jæren coast is one of those areas of Norway – and there are many – which can be justly described as extraordinarily beautiful. Jæren is a traditional district in the county of Rogaland which encompasses Norway’s fourth largest city, Stavanger. Jæren stretches from the municipality of Randaberg in the north to Hå in the […]

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Obrestad Lighthouse

Obrestad Lighthouse

Obrestad Lighthouse is located in the village of Nærbo, the largest village in the municipality of Hå, Rogaland county. This lighthouse is about 22 miles (35 km) south of Stavanger, Norway’s fourth most populous city. Obrestad was built in 1873, renovated in 1949 and automated 1991. It stands 128 feet (39 meters) above sea level, […]

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Obrestad Lighthouse: Where the eye meets the horizon

Obrestad Lighthouse:  Where the eye meets the horizon

Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen; Music (bottom of page) Ulf Lundell’s “Öppna landskap.”   “Jag trivs bäst i öppna landskap…. I feel best in open landscapes, by the sea I want to live. For a few months every year, so that my soul can get some rest. I feel best in open landscapes where winds […]

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