Feistein Lighthouse

One of the most popular tourist attractions in the Stavanger region is the Feistein Lighthouse. Positioned in the southwestern coast of Norway, Stavanger is the fourth largest city of the country. There is a plethora of places of interest around Stavanger, which includes the Feistein Lighthouse.

The lighthouse on is situated on a small island off the Jæren coast, a short trip by boat from the shore. It was in the year 1859 when this lighthouse was lit for the first time. At that time, the Feistein Lighthouse was put on a tower on top of the 2-story abode of the lighthouse keeper. A 25-meter high steel tower was constructed in the year 1914. This tower has a lantern and gallery attached to the lighthouse keeper’s house.

Two white flashes are emitted every 20 seconds. A red or green light is also emitted twice after every 8 seconds, depending on direction. This light is emitted at a focal plane of 21 meters. Painted in red color, the lighthouse has two white horizontal bands below the gallery.

Feistein Lighthouse houses a forge. At present, the lighthouse tower, the residence of the lighthouse keeper, the annex, and boat shed at the Feistein Lighthouse are well-preserved as cultural heritage buildings. Thus, this impressive lighthouse is surely worth a visit while on a trip to Stavanger. There are a number of other lighthouses along the justly famous Jæren coast.

The residence at the Feistein Lighthouse remains open for overnight guests all summer. The edifice is well-furnished, but you have to bring your own food, drinking water, and bedding. You can witness the light beams from the lighthouse sweeping over the roof like umbrella spokes during your stay. This lighthouse is a perfect destination for a weekend excursion.

The buildings that remain today, the lighthouse tower, lighthouse keeper’s residence, the annex, and boat shed are preserved as cultural heritage buildings. A visit to Feistein Lighthouse gives you a unique opportunity to be face to face with the North Sea, and allows you to try the life of a lighthouse keeper. It was manned up until 1989, when it became fully automated.

Accommodations

  • Accommodations are available from May 15 to the September 15, and the lighthouse has a capacity of 15 persons, mainly set up in two bedrooms.
  • Prices: 
  • Overnight visit for adults is NOK 250 per person. Children 4–16 year of age: half price.
  • Transportation to and from the lighthouse from Sele harbor, is NOK 250 per adult, and 100NOK for children 4–16 years of age.
  • Guided tours cost NOK 500, and is included in overnight stays.
  • It is also possible to exclusively reserve the Lighthouse for a rate of NOK 500 per day, or NOK 3,000 per 24 hours.
  • Reservation of the boat house by the lighthouse for banqueting purposes is also available. The rate is NOK 1,000, or NOK 100 per person.

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