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Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 2 of 3

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

9. Panorama Hotel & Resort offers 11 bedrooms and 22 beds at Marstein Lighthouse. All rooms are of top standards, wonderful views and even skylights where you can lie in bed and look up at the sky, as well as bathroom and toilet of the best kind. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

10. In the lighthouse, the engine room is now used as conference room and banquet facilitity. It features AV equipment, wireless Internet, and long tables. There is a large kitchen and a bar and can host up to 30 people. Here you can sit in the shelter of the winds and weather, while having the most beautiful view western Norway has to offer. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

11. Marstein Lighthouse is known to be in a harsh environment, but once the wind dies and the sun is shining, this is one of Earth's most beautiful places to stay. Overnight rooms, heliport, concert during the [Bergen] festival (weather permitting), full service hotel operation – everything one could wish for, right by the sea. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

12. On this tiny crag of an island, there is a small herd of wild sheep. They ensure that no crops grow unruly. They are Marsteinen’s own lawnmowers. They are shy and keep to themselves. But sometimes they forget that they are not alone on the island. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

13. For some years now, there have been rabbits on the island. It is rough out here, and it takes a lot to survive at Marstein Lighthouse throughout the year. But they can do it and it seems that the future of the rabbits are now secured. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

14. The gulls have also secured their future here. During the first part of the summer there are nests around the island and during last part of summer comes the small downy baby birds. But beware, the gulls have their weapons to protect their valuable small. They’ll shit on your head if you come too close. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

15. Marstein Lighthouse was finished in 1877, and the torch was lit on October 1 that year. The lighthouse was fully staffed till 2002. Then the last lighthouse keeper went ashore. In 2005, the storm Inga made major damage to the lighthouse keeper's residence. A wave had torn off a piece of about 7 tons of the concrete armored breakwater wall. A new breakwater wall with modern reinforcement was built to replace the older one. The lighthouse keeper's residence underwent a total renovation. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

16. Wherever you walk on the small island, the lighthouse is the centerpiece and the view most beautiful. Reflections of the lighthouse in water and window panes are like works of art in themselves. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

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Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her trip to Marstein Lighthouse in early June.

Read Part 1 of this photo essay.

9. Panorama Hotel & Resort offers 11 bedrooms and 22 beds at Marstein Lighthouse. All rooms are of top standards, wonderful views and even skylights where you can lie in bed and look up at the sky, as well as bathroom and toilet of the best kind.

10. In the lighthouse, the engine room is now used as conference room and banquet facilitity. It features AV equipment, wireless Internet, and long tables. There is a large kitchen and a bar and can host up to 30 people. Here you can sit in the shelter of the winds and weather, while having the most beautiful view western Norway has to offer.

11. Marstein Lighthouse is known to be in a harsh environment, but once the wind dies and the sun is shining, this is one of Earth’s most beautiful places to stay. Overnight rooms, heliport, concert during the [Bergen] festival (weather permitting), full service hotel operation – everything one could wish for, right by the sea.

12. On this tiny crag of an island, there is a small herd of wild sheep. They ensure that no crops grow unruly. They are Marsteinen’s own lawnmowers. They are shy and keep to themselves. But sometimes they forget that they are not alone on the island.

13. For some years now, there have been rabbits on the island. It is rough out here, and it takes a lot to survive at Marstein Lighthouse throughout the year. But they can do it and it seems that the future of the rabbits are now secured.

14. The gulls have also secured their future here. During the first part of the summer there are nests around the island and during last part of summer comes the small downy baby birds. But beware, the gulls have their weapons to protect their valuable small. They’ll shit on your head if you come too close.

15. Marstein Lighthouse was finished in 1877, and the torch was lit on October 1 that year. The lighthouse was fully staffed till 2002. Then the last lighthouse keeper went ashore. In 2005, the storm Inga made major damage to the lighthouse keeper’s residence. A wave had torn off a piece of about 7 tons of the concrete armored breakwater wall. A new breakwater wall with modern reinforcement was built to replace the older one. The lighthouse keeper’s residence underwent a total renovation.

16. Wherever you walk on the small island, the lighthouse is the centerpiece and the view most beautiful. Reflections of the lighthouse in water and window panes are like works of art in themselves.

See all posts about Marstein Lighthouse here.

 

 

INFO

How to get there

You can drive on Highway 555 until the exit of Fylkesvei 153 to Panorama Hotel & Resort. The 22-mile drive takes about 40 minutes. Or, you can take bus 450 from Bergen Bus Station to Skogsskiftet, and from Skoggskiftet bus 455 on to Sund Ungdomsskule (Sund middleschool). From there it is a one-mile walk. From Panorama Hotel & Resort, the tour continues with RIB.

Panorama Hotel & Resort can assist in organizing RIB or helicopter from Bergen and Flesland. From Flesland you can also reach the Marsten Lighthouse by helicopter.

Rental

Conference package one night

  • RIB troundtrip Panorama Hotel & Resort – Marstein Lighthouse
  • Meeting with AV equipment and WiFi
  • Lunch and special menus
  • 3-course dinner
  • Bar/music till 1 AM
  • Accommodation and breakfast

PRICE: NOK 3,995 per person. The price applies to the minimum number of 8 people.

Dinner and overnight

  • RIB troundtrip Panorama Hotel & Resort – Marstein Lighthouse
  • Full table setting in lighthouse banquet room
  • 3-course dinner
  • Bar/music till 1 AM
  • Accommodation and breakfast

PRICE: NOK 2,995 per person. The price applies to the minimum number of 8 people.

Feistein Lighthouse offers 21 beds in 11 rooms of highest hotel standards.

The season lasts from April 1st to September 30th. Arrivals and departures are subject to weather conditions.

Contact Panorama Hotel & Resort

booking@panoramahotell.no

Tel: (+47) 56 31 90 00

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