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Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor

Dyna Lighthouse, fine dining in Oslo harbor
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Dyna Lighthouse

  • Dyna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Dyna fyr) is in Oslo harbor just off the Bygdøy peninsula.
  • It was built in 1875 and automated in 1956. It stands 40.6 feet (12.4 meters) tall.
  • It was built on a rock about 220 yards (200 meters) off the coast of Bygdøy,  about 2 miles (3 km) west of downtown Oslo. Accessible only by boat.
  • This is an active lighthouse with a focal plane of 6 m (20 ft). It has a white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting three times every 8 seconds.
  • It consists of a wood keeper’s house with a lantern in one corner and a fog bell in a steeple overhead. The building is painted white, lantern roof red.
  • Surrounded by a stone seawall, this remarkable little lighthouse looks like a ship sailing down the Oslofjord.
  • Originally, the keeper looking after Dyna Fyr, was also responsible for two other lighthouses – Kobbernaglen Lykt, between Dyna and Nakholmen, and Kavringen Fyr beside Hovedøya.
  • In 1992 the light station was renovated as a private banqueting facility, available for rent. Site is open to guests with banquet reservations. Site manager: Dyna Fyr. Guests are picked up by boat from the City Hall Pier.

Events, Banquets, Parties

  • Dyna is one of Oslo’s prime function venues and is open from Easter until Christmas. Menus reflect the nearness to the sea.
  • Visit Dyna Lighthouse website. See the site for details and to make reservations.
  • Tel.: +47 22 43 60 12
  • Email: dyna@dyna.no
  • Address: Bygdøy – Indre Oslofjord, 0110 Oslo
  • Dyna’s boat will collect a group at the agreed time from pier 1 at Rådhusbrygga (Oslo City Hall pier). The trip out to Dyna takes about 20 minutes.

Bygdøy

Bygdøy, or Bygdø, is a peninsula on the western side of Oslo. Bygdøy has several museums including; the Kon-Tiki Museum, which is dedicated to the legendary expeditions of Thor Heyerdahl; the Norwegian Museum of Cultural History (Norsk Folkemuseum); the Viking Ship Museum; the Norwegian Maritime Museum. with the ship Fram used by Roald Amundsen; Bygdøy Royal Estate (Norwegian: Bygdøy Kongsgård, Bygdø Kongsgård), the official summer residence of the King of Norway; and Oscarshall Castle.

The Oslofjord

The Oslofjord (Norwegian: Oslofjorden) is an inlet in the south-east of Norway, stretching from an imaginary line between the Torbjørnskjær and Færder lighthouses and down to Langesund in the south to Oslo in the north. It is part of the Skagerrak strait, connecting the North Sea and the Kattegat sea area, which leads to the Baltic Sea. The Oslofjord is not a fjord in the geological sense. The Norwegian term “fjord” can refer to a wide range of waterways. The bay is divided into the inner (indre) and outer (ytre) Oslofjord at the point of the 17 km long and narrow Drøbaksundet.

Passing Dyna Lighthouse on MS Grytøy leaving Oslo


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