Haugjegla Lighthouse

Information updated June, 2013

The island of Smøla is home to Haugjegla Lighthouse. Smøla is one of three island municipalities in Nordmøre, a traditional district in the Norwegian county of Møre og Romsdal. The only city in Nordmøre is Kristiansund which is to the southwest of Smøla. Trondheim lies to the east, inside the Trondheimfjord.

Haugjegla is also known as Veiholmen LIghthouse. And Haugjegla is sometimes spelled  Hauggjegla. Norwegian spelling can vary quite a bit according to local dialect.

Haugjegla Lighthouse was erected in 1922 and became fully automated in 1988. It  has views that allow you to see details miles and miles away! It sits at the end of a long, narrow peninsula sticking out from the northern coast of Smøla into the Norwegain Sea. If you are looking for something special, you have to visit this lighthouse. It is 91 feet tall (28 meters), and contains kitchen, bathroom, toilets, diningroom, livingroom, and 4 bedrooms. It can accomodate 10 persons.

Getting there

  • Kristiansund is a port of call for Hurtigruten coastal voyages. Hurtigruten ships depart daily from Bergen.
  • Kristiansund is served by Kvernberget airport which has scheduled flights from eight Norwegian cities/towns.
  • From Kristiansund, there are two ferries, Seivika–Tømmervåg and Sandvika–Edøy. From Trondheim it is only Sandvika–Edøy. See link ferry timetables.
  • Alternatively, from Trondheim take the express boat to Edøy. See timetables fast ferry.

Booking and Pricing

  • There are beds for 10 persons.
  • The base price is NOK 650 per person, per day, with a minimum of NOK 1800 per days
  • There is a “bridal suite”: NOK2500
  • Pick up and drop off by boat Vieholmen harbor–lighthouse is included in the price
  • Packages can be tailored to suit individual needs.
  • Veiholmen, 6570 Smøla
  • Contact Monica Tony by phone. +47 98 83 62 81 or +47 92 26 30 96
  • www.veiholmenfyr.com

Activities

Guided trips, kyacking and deep sea fishing.

Smøla Deep Sea Fishing Centre
Sætran, 6570 Smøla
Tel +47 91 83 35 30 Fax: +47 71 54 49 09
Email: smola.havfiskesenter@smola.online.no
www.hav-fiske.com

The open sea, the big fish – and you In perfect union but not without a wild struggle – the large codfish will make you work for your food! Feeling a real whopper on the end of your line is like a dose of vitamins – for body and soul! With the fishing vessel “Freidig” we set sail for the open sea and well-known fishing grounds. Or you could set off on your own in one of our smaller craft. There are plenty of fish in the waters around Smøla. So it will be interesting to ends up the winner- you or the big fish!

A photo set of Haugjegla Lighthouse on Flickr

A short film from the archipelago of Smøla. Filmed summer 2011.

Google Map of Smøla Island and Haugjegla Lighthouse


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