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The magical realism of Norwegian nights

The magical realism of Norwegian nights

Fewer than 300 people lived there, and almost all of them were involved in fishing, either as fishermen on small vessels, or as workers in the fish warehouse. It was an exposed place. One night a roof was ripped off and a camping trailer was overturned by high winds; some of the buildings had been […]

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Kavringen Lighthouse, Oslo harbor

Kavringen Lighthouse, Oslo harbor

Kavringen Lighthouse Established 1892 and still active. 13 m (43 ft) octagonal wood tower with an unusual wood lantern topped by a spire. Tower painted white with one narrow red horizontal band; lantern is brown. Focal plane 12 m (39 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting in groups of three Located […]

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Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad

Strømtangen Lighthouse in Fredrikstad

Strømtangen (Torgauten) Lighthouse Note: There is another lighthouse called Strømtangen in Kragerø, in Telemark County (Larvik Area). Strømtangen was first lit on September 20, 1859, and has been inactive since 1977. In 1951, Strømtangen was electrified. At first, this lighthouse was called Torgauten, but from the year 1883, the name became Strømtangen. The station is owned and […]

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Glåpen Lighthouse—Sørvågen, Moskenes

Glåpen Lighthouse—Sørvågen, Moskenes

Glåpen Lighthouse, Moskenes (1857–1985) Glåpen Lighthouse is located on a promontory marking the west side of the entrance to the harbor of Sørvågen, a village in Moskenes The lighthouse stands 23.6 feet/7.2 meters tall, 131 feet/40 meters above the high tide mark. Built in 1857, it has been inactive since 1985. The square wood tower […]

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Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse, at the tip of the Lofoten archipelago

Værøy Lighthouse Built in 1880, Værøy Lighthouse was automated in 1984, but  has been inactive since 2008. Standing 13.8 meters tall, and 14.5 meters above the high tide level, the square cylindrical stone tower with lantern and gallery, rises from a 1-1/2 story stone keeper’s house. The lighthouse is painted white; lantern roof is red. […]

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Fiskerkona Light – the Fisherman’s Wife

Fiskerkona Light – the Fisherman’s Wife

Vestre Vabeinan (Vestre Vabeinskjær, Fiskerkona) Created in 1999. This unusual light is active; focal plane 11.5 m (38 ft); green light, 1 s on, 1 s off; This  structure is also floodlit. This unusual beacon consists of a sculpture by Per Ung called Fiskerkona (The Fisherman’s Wife), mounted on a round pedastal with a broadly […]

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Tyrhaug Lighthouse

Tyrhaug Lighthouse

Tyrhaug Lighthouse Tyrhaug Lighthouse (Norwegian: Tyrhaug fyr) is a coastal lighthouse located on an islet east of the island Edøya in the municipality of Smøla, Møre og Romsdal, Norway. It was established in 1833, and automated in 1967 This is an active light; focal plane 18 m (59 ft); white, red or green light, depending […]

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Fruholmen Lighthouse, the northernmost lighthouse

Fruholmen Lighthouse, the northernmost lighthouse

“About four miles northwest of Hammerfest and about as far from the (North) Cape, is Fruholmen. The Arctic Sea wallows just against it and a raw climate and frequent storms make it an unenviable place of residence.” Such was Lighthouse Director Dirik’s description of Fruholmen lighthouse in 1866 – the year the northernmost lighthouse was […]

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Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse

Buholmråsa Lighthouse The Buholmråsa lighthouse (Norwegian: Buholmråsa fyr) is a lighthouse in the municipality of Osen in Sør-Trøndelag county, Norway. Osen is about 61 miles (99 km) north of Trondheim (151 miles/244 km by sea). The lighthouse is located in the Svesfjorden on the small island Sønnaholmen about 2 kilometres (1.2 mi) northwest of Seter. It stands off […]

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