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Utvær Lighthouse. North Sea Meets the Norwegian Sea

Utvær Lighthouse. North Sea Meets the Norwegian Sea

This is Norway’s westernmost lighthouse, and thus it marks the line of transition between the North Sea to the southwest and the Norwegian Sea to the northwest. Utvær Lighthouse Utvær Lighthouse was built in 1900 and automated in 2004. Located on little Utvær island in Solund municipality about 50 miles northwest from Bergen and 20 miles […]

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Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Skomvær Lighthouse: At the tip of Lofoten Archipelago

Information updated: July 2014 Skomvær Lighthouse is on the small island of Skomvær which lies about 9.3 miles (15 km) southwest of Røstlandet in Nordland, Norway.  Røstlandet is the principal island of Røst municipality. The 1.4 square-mile (3.6 square-kilometer) island is the home to most of the residents of Røst. Skomvær is the westernmost island of the Lofoten […]

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Ulla Lighthouse

Ulla Lighthouse

Information updated: July 2014 … a very popular place for island-hopping Ulla Lighthouse was first lit in January 1874 and automated in 1975. In October 1944, the lighthouse and the lighthouse keeper’s house were bombed and destroyed by allied planes. In 1950, reconstruction of the lighthouse and other buildings was undertaken. Today’s lighthouse is a square […]

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Ona Lighthouse

Ona Lighthouse

Built in 1867 and automated in 1971, Ona Lighthouse (Norwegian: Ona fyr) stands 48.2 feet (14.7 meters) tall, and 131.2 feet (40 meters) above the high tide mark. It is located on the small island of Ona in the municipality of Sandøy in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The lighthouse is built on Onakalven, the highest cliff […]

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Norway: Getting there, getting around once you’re there

Norway: Getting there, getting around once you’re there

Information updated: July 2014 Norway is beautiful. It soars. It stretches the mind. You get to look far, far into the distance. You are not crowded at all because Norway has plenty of elbow room. Getting around in Norway turns out to be one of the pleasures of visiting Norway. Getting to your destination presents […]

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Runde Lighthouse

Runde Lighthouse

Out in the ocean off the traditional district of Sunnmøre lies the island of Runde, internationally known for its bird sanctuary. Runde Lighthouse is situated in the northwest of Runde at Kvalnes.  Runde is part of  Herøy municipality in Møre og Romsdal. This lighthouse is one of the most popular lighthouses in Norway. The lighthouse […]

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