Steilene consists of five islands located on the east side the inner Oslofjord, just west of Alværn in Nesodden, Akershus County. Steilene Lighthouse stands on the outermost of these five small islands with fine beaches and a guest harbor. The nearby islands are interesting too. The small island of Knerten is a unique bird nesting area.
1984 (station established 1837). Active; focal plane 9 m (30 ft); white, red or green light depending on direction, occulting once every 6 s. 8 m (27 ft) post light with a small lantern and gallery. The adjacent 1-1/2 story keeper’s house may have served as a lighthouse as well, but we do not have historical information on this station. Site open, tower closed. Site manager: Oslofjordens Friluftsråd(Oslofjord Outdoor Recreation Council). ARLHS NOR-229; NF-0209; Admiralty B2392; NGA 0440.
The former lighthouse keeper’s cottage has been refurbished for overnight stays and has 8 bunk beds divided among three bedrooms, plus an unfurnished boathouse with six foldaway beds. The two rowboats used to get to the island are stationed at Alværn pier. Cabins here are self-service and must be booked and paid for in advance.
Getting to the Island
- There is daily ferry service, but no fixed timetables.
- You call the station between noon and 7 PM.
- Tel.: +47 90 83 45 85
- You can book on the web by contacting the Oslofjord Outdoor Recreation Council
- emai: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Tel.: +47 67 55 49 90 Fax: +47 67 55 95 30
- website: www.oslofjorden.org
- Email: email@example.com
Seahouses, one night: NOK 1,200–1,500
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Hiking on Steilene
Scuba Diving at Steilene