Utsira is a fascinating place, a powerful but small island.
Lighthouses of Norway photographer, Sigrid Thorbjørnsen, is enjoying and documenting her stay at Obrestad Lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen 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 came and blowed away […]
Geita Lighthouse was built in 1897 and became fully automated 1982. It stands on the easternmost of three small islands, Ytsegeite, Medgeite and Instegeita (Outer-, Mid- and Inner-Geite), the last is where the lighthouse is located. Geita stands 101.7 feet (31 meters) tall, and 147.6 feet (42.8 meters) above the high tide mark. The Norwegian word […]
Ryvarden Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ryvarden fyr) is a coastal lighthouse in the municipality of Sveio in Hordaland, Norway. It was established in 1849 and automated in 1984. The lighthouse is situated by the Sletta sea area, at the end of the promontory, on the north side of Mølstrevågen. It stands 23.6 feet (6.9 meters) tall and 73 […]
The municipality of Utsira, Rogaland, offers artist residency in the house of a former lighthouse keeper at Utsira Lighthouse. The lighthouse area is preserved under the Norwegian Cultural Heritage Act. About the Residency Sea, sky, sound, and light. The municipality of Utsira offers an artist residency at the lighthouse station. Utsira lighthouse is part of […]