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Marstein Lighthouse – harsh and heavenly – Part 1 of 3

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

1. On a small island far out in Korsfjorden, quite close to the ocean, you will find Marstein Lighthouse (Marstein fyr). The lighthouse is located 10 nautical miles from Panorama Hotel & Resort that hosts the lighthouse. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

2. Marstein Lighthouse lies south of Bergen in Austevoll municipality. From Bergen, you can reach Marstein Lighthouse driving or bus, fly by helicopter from Flesland, or be picked up in a RIB (Rigid-Inflatable Boat) in Bergen or Flesland. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

3. Marstein Lighthouse is a gem. The small island has spectacular views towards Hardangervidden (Hardanger Plateau), Folgefonna glacier and the west coast archipelago. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

4. A Room With A View. In the lighthouse keeper’s residence there’s shelter from the wind. All bedrooms have stunning views of the inland or out to sea. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

5. Marstein Lighthouse has it’s own heliport. Weather permitting, the Panorama Hotel & Resort help organize transport by helicopter to or from Flesland. It is definitely the fastest way out to the lighthouse and offers spectacular views. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

6. Panorama Hotel & Resort has a brand new RIB which can carry 12 guests at a time to the lighthouse. All passengers are equipped with survival suits and goggles. The experience of going to the lighthouse by RIB is a highlight. The captains are experienced and adept at taking into account the guests’ comfort and experience. Guests can also be picked up in the harbor in Bergen or Flesland. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

7. Eli Marie Tøgard is sales and marketing manager of Panorama Hotel & Resort and has a big spot in her heart for Marstein Lighthouse. Eagerly she tells the history of the lighthouse, about the biggest storms and hurricanes, and proudly shows off the beautiful lighthouse and all the possibilities here by the sea. Copyright 2015 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

8. The dining room and gathering room in the lighthouse keeper’s residence. Here, breakfast for 22 people can be served, and the kitchen is equipped with everything one would need on a lighthouse. And, should it get cold, they’ll fire up the fireplace. 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.

 

1. On a small island far out in Korsfjorden, quite close to the ocean, you will find Marstein Lighthouse (Marstein fyr). The lighthouse is located 10 nautical miles from Panorama Hotel & Resort that hosts the lighthouse.

2. Marstein Lighthouse lies south of Bergen in Austevoll municipality. From Bergen, you can reach Marstein Lighthouse driving or bus, fly by helicopter from Flesland, or be picked up in a RIB (Rigid-Inflatable Boat) in Bergen or Flesland.

3. Marstein Lighthouse is a gem. The small island has spectacular views towards Hardangervidden (Hardanger Plateau), Folgefonna glacier and the west coast archipelago.

4. A Room With A View. In the lighthouse keeper’s residence there’s shelter from the wind. All bedrooms have stunning views of the inland or out to sea.

5. Marstein Lighthouse has it’s own heliport. Weather permitting, the Panorama Hotel & Resort help organize transport by helicopter to or from Flesland. It is definitely the fastest way out to the lighthouse and offers spectacular views.

6. Panorama Hotel & Resort has a brand new RIB which can carry 12 guests at a time to the lighthouse. All passengers are equipped with survival suits and goggles. The experience of going to the lighthouse by RIB is a highlight. The captains are experienced and adept at taking into account the guests’ comfort and experience. Guests can also be picked up in the harbor in Bergen or Flesland.

7. Eli Marie Tøgard is sales and marketing manager of Panorama Hotel & Resort and has a big spot in her heart for Marstein Lighthouse. Eagerly she tells the history of the lighthouse, about the biggest storms and hurricanes, and proudly shows off the beautiful lighthouse and all the possibilities here by the sea.

8. The dining room and gathering room in the lighthouse keeper’s residence. Here, breakfast for 22 people can be served, and the kitchen is equipped with everything one would need on a lighthouse. And, should it get cold, they’ll fire up the fireplace.

Read Part 2 of this photo essay.

See all posts about Marstein Lighthouse.

 

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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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