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 […]
Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Songvår Lighthouse stands on an island outside Søgne, west of Kristiansand, 7 km out in the ocean. The view is ocean and horizon. Svein Eikeland takes people by boat to the lighthouse. He is one of the people who make sure that this lighthouse will continue to exist. He’s […]
Songvår Lighthouse stands on tiny Hellersøy island, part of Søgne municipality in the Skagerrak off southern Norway. Oddly enough, the small island just north of Hellersøy is called Songvår, but the lighthouse is not there! Songvår is an active lighthouse. Built in 1888 and automated in 1987. A new lighthouse was built in 1950 replacing […]