Marstein Lighthouse

Marstein Lighthouse stands on Store Marstein islet, southwest of Bergen, in Austevoll municipality in Hordaland. It is at the mouth of Korsfjord and therefore assists ships going to both Bergen and Hardangerfjord. Austevoll consists of 667 islands. Marstein was built in 1877 (automated in 2002) and consists of a white concrete keepers house with an attached tower.

  • Marstein is one of the most exposed lighthouses along the Norwegian coast—a situation attested to by the many shipwrecks in the area.
  • In January 2005, parts of the buildings were badly damaged by the storm Inga, which raged along the Norwegian coast. Its force struck the island and shattered the lighthouse keeper’s residence. That year Marstein Lighthouse was acquired by Austevoll. Since then, considerable repairs have been undertaken and the lighthouse reopened in 2009.
  • Strategically located, the Lighthouse Marstein is the first landmark cruise ships and ferries see when they approach Bergen. Austevoll has a modest goal to turn the lighthouse into the Statue of Liberty of Bergen, a visible sign that passengers are nearing harbor.
  • Plans for using the lighthouse include exhibitions of images relating to the lighthouse and sea rescues, fine and applied art exhibitions, education and meeting facilites, concerts (indoor and out), deep sea fishing, and accommodations for visitors.


Capacity is for up to 24 persons. Facilities include a kitchen, lounge, and conference rooms.


  • Marstein will try to accommodate your needs.
  • There are boats available for fishing boat, RIB trips and sea-rafting.
  • Contact: Marius Lobo Fimland
  • Tel.: +47 959 77601
  • E-mail:

Getting There

  • See our page with information about getting to the area. Read  more here.
  • Marstein will help arrange your trip to the lighthouse.
  • There is an excellent helicopter landing place for those who wish to use it!
  • Arrangements are with Helldal AS.

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2 Responses to Marstein Lighthouse

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