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Høgsteinen Lighthouse

Høgsteinen Lighthouse
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Høgsteinen Lighthouse

  • Høgsteinen Lighthouse, Giske. Built in 1857 and inactive since 1905  Høgsteinen stands at the end of a stone mole marking the southeast point of Godøy island.
  • The round brick tower with lantern and gallery stands 36 feet/11 meters tall. It is painted white with the lantern roof painted red. This is one of the few brick lighthouses ever built in Norway, and it is protected under the Cultural Heritage Act.
  • Althought lighthouse is accessible by walking the mole, and the site is open, the tower is closed.

Giske

  • The island of Godøy (or Godøy) is connected to Ålesund by a series of bridges and tunnels and is part of the Giske municipality, in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
  • It lies north-northwest of the town of Ålesund in the Sunnmøre traditional district.
  • The municipality is composed of four islands: Giske, which gives its name to the municipality because of its historical importance, Vigra, which is where Ålesund’s airport is located, Valderøy, where the municipal administration is located, and Godøy. There are also many smaller islands within its boundaries. The islands are connected by a network of tunnels and the Giske Bridge. The Alnes Lighthouse and the Storholmen Lighthouse are both located on islands in the municipality.
  • Giske is the site of Mjelthaugen, an ancient burial place dating from the Bronze Age. The site was the location of excavations in 1847, 1867 and 1878. Giske is also the place where, according to Snorre Sturlason, Harald Fairhair had his hair cut after uniting Norway. The historic Giske church is also located on the island of Giske.

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