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Erkna Lighthouse

Erkna Lighthouse
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Erkna Lighthouse was built in 1870 and fully automated in 1988. It was bombed by Allied aircraft in 1945 and burned to the ground. Then, it was rebuilt 1948–50. Erkna is 34.4 feet (10.5 meters) tall, and stands high up on a bluff on the northwest coast of the island 162.4 feet (49.5 meters) above the high tide mark.

Erkna Island is about  3 miles (5 km) north of Godøya, the site of Alnes Lighthouse, and both of these islands are part of Giske municipality. The islands that make up Giske Kommune have been inhabited for more than 8,000 years.

Far out at sea, Erkna is only accessible by boat and has no overnight accommodations for visitors.

Good photo and a close up-photoCool satellite photo of Erkna.

Lighthouse Safari

  • Ut i havet is located in Ålesund and offers a safari to Alnes and Erkna Lighthouses.
  • The trip from Ålesund to Alnes and Erkner is an action-filled trip, rafting to one of the most inaccessible and exposed local areas. This is wild open sea. So this is the trip for groups in good physical shape. Combine action and culture.
  • The tour is designed as a 75-minute trip where we pass both Alnes, Alnesrauden and weather permitting, we ride around the Erkner. It is not unusual to encounter 2–3 meter-high waves in this area.
  • Email: post@utihavel.no
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Telephone booking: +47 70 11 44 30 or +47 90 83 18 8

Giske Kommune (municipality)

  • Giske island and municipality lie northwest of Ålesund. Website.
  • Giske is connected to Ålesund via one of the world’s longest undersea tunnels, opened in 1987.
  • VisitGiske.no has lots of information on local attractions and accommodations.


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