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Kvitsøy – Fjøløy – Tungenes: Safer passage to Stavanger

These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer.

Fjøløy Lighthouse. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli. http://www.tunliweb.no

Tungenes Lighthouse. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli. http://www.tunliweb.no

Kvitsøy LIghthouse.

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Kvitsøy – Fjøløy – Tungenes

These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer.

  • Kvitsøy is the oldest, having been set up in 1700.
  • Next came Tungenes in 1828.
  • Fjøløy came later, in 1849.

 

Kvitsøy Lighthouse

  • This octagonal stone tower light was automated in 1969 and has been a protected building since 1998.
  • LighthousesofNorway.com has an article with details about Kvitsøy lighthouse, it’s history, and how to visit it.
    Kvitsøy Lighthouse, aiding sailors since 1700

 

Fjøløy Lighthouse

  • Located directly across the Kvitsøyfjord from Tungenes. The island is accessible from Stavanger by car via the Bufjord tunnel.
  • LighthousesofNorway.com has an article with details about Fjøløy.
    Fjøløy Lighthouse

 

Tungenes Lighthouse

  • Located at the northern tip of the Jæren coast and a relatively short drive from Stavanger, Tungenes is a popular tourist destination.
  • LighthousesofNorway.com has an article with details about Tungenes.
    Tungenes Lighthouse
  • Also of interest: Tungenes is the northernmost lighthouse of the Jæren coast, one of Norway’s most inviting summer destinations for it’s beautiful beaches – and its five lighthouses
    Lighthouses of the Jæren Coast