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Ulvesund Lighthouse – A great stay

Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.

Welcome to Ulvesund Lighthouse. A lighthouse that wears the lighthouse colors – white, red and green. A lighthouse that is also a creative place for body and soul. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Ulvesund Lighthouse is situated at Hjertenes near Måløy, in Vågsøy municipality, on the Norway’s west coast. You can reach Måløy by bus, ferry, and car. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

To wake up at a lighthouse is wonderful. Start the day with the sound of waves. And from this lighthouse, the view is great. You can see Hurtigruten ships pass by two times a day. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Start the day by sitting on the steps, enjoying this view before breakfast. To the left is Vågsøy, and to the right the mighty Stadt mountains. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

This old lighthouse was lit in 1870 and was automated in 1985. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

After watching Ulvesund decay for years, Sølvi Helen Hopland took over Ulvesund in 2003. She started a lighthouse cafe and B&B. She also uses all the fruits and berries from the lighthouse area. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

During rain and storms, an apple might drop on your head. Every apple is saved for apple cake or juice. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Sølvi has done a great job getting this together. People from all over the are contributed furnishings and kitchenware. All in all, it really feels cozy here. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

The livingroom upstairs has a guitar for jamming, books, stereo, and board games. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Ulvesund Lighthouse is open all summer. During the season you can buy candy and luxury chocolate. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

The Lighthouse has its own coffee and tea! ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

When you stay at the lighthouse, you can enjoy a lighthouse breakfast. This is Sølvis’ husband Heintz preparing breakfast. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

A traditional breakfast with home-baked bread, cereal, milk, vegetables, cheese, ham, fich, and other goodies. It's a great way to start the day. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

You can buy all kinds of things here. T-shirts, jam, juice, chocolate, candy, books, paintings, cards, and so on. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

The photos are by Heinz – and they create a great atmosphere. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

A small village, just a short walk form the lighthouse, awaits your visit. The scenery is vivid and colorful. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. 

It’s good to see the lighthouse on your way back. You know you'll soon be home. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

I often find myself staring at the horizon. I have no idea why, but I just do. After staying at a lighthouse for a while, the eyes will not settle for anything close by. The eyes wonders out.... ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Sølvi is sitting in the painting area. This is where you can sit, paint and get inspiration – feel the peace within. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

At the back of the lighthouse garden there is an old stone wall, the moss bearing witness to its age. A further, little upward climb, there’s another lantern. This is called Princesse Ragnhild Lantern. It is said that this lantern saved Hurtigruten's ship MS Princesse Ragnhild from stranding during a storm. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

From here you can see the damage from storms and hurricanes. Many trees have fallen with their roots exposed. Nature can be very strong. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

From up here the view is spectacular. The air, the lighthouse, the horizon, the ocean. It is totally worth the climb. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

Back at the lighthouse, the rain caught up with me. And when the rain is coming, you sould be under some sort of roof. When these clouds come rolling in, you have two choices; keep indoors or prepare to get soaked. This is no place for an umbrella. ©2012 Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

The weather turns every hour. Ulvesund Lighthouse will always guide you through rough weather. This place is a balm for the soul. This is a good place and is well worth a longer stay

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Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.

  1. Welcome to Ulvesund Lighthouse. A lighthouse that wears the lighthouse colors – white, red and green. A lighthouse that is also a creative place for body and soul.
  2.  Ulvesund Lighthouse is situated at Hjertenes near Måløy, in Vågsøy municipality, on the Norway’s west coast. You can reach Måløy by bus, ferry, and car.
  3.  To wake up at a lighthouse is wonderful. Start the day with the sound of waves. And from this lighthouse, the view is great. You can see Hurtigruten ships pass by two times a day.
  4.  Start the day by sitting on the steps, enjoying this view before breakfast. To the left is Vågsøy, and to the right the mighty Stadt mountains.
  5.  This old lighthouse was lit in 1870 and was automated in 1985.
  6.  After watching Ulvesund decay for years, Sølvi Helen Hopland took over Ulvesund in 2003. She started a lighthouse cafe and B&B. She also uses all the fruits and berries from the lighthouse area.
  7.  During rain and storms, an apple might drop on your head. Every apple is saved for apple cake or juice.
  8.  Sølvi has done a great job getting this together. People from all over the are contributed furnishings and kitchenware. All in all, it really feels cozy he
  9.  The living room upstairs has a guitar for jamming, books, stereo, and board games.
  10.  Ulvesund Lighthouse is open all summer. During the season you can buy candy and luxury chocolate.
  11.  The Lighthouse has its own coffee and tea!
  12.  When you stay at the lighthouse, you can enjoy a lighthouse breakfast. This is Sølvis’ husband Heintz preparing breakfast.
  13.  A traditional breakfast with home-baked bread, cereal, milk, vegetables, cheese, ham, fich, and other goodies. It’s a great way to start the day.
  14.  You can buy all kinds of things here. T-shirts, jam, juice, chocolate, candy, books, paintings, cards, and so on.
  15.  The photos are by Heinz – and they create a great atmosphere.
  16.  A small village, just a short walk form the lighthouse, awaits your visit. The scenery is vivid and colorful..
  17.  It’s good to see the lighthouse on your way back. You know you’ll soon be home.\
  18.  I often find myself staring at the horizon. I have no idea why, but I just do. After staying at a lighthouse for a while, the eyes will not settle for anything close by. The eyes wonders out….
  19. Sølvi is sitting in the painting area. This is where you can sit, paint and get inspiration – feel the peace within.
  20. At the back of the lighthouse garden there is an old stone wall, the moss bearing witness to its age. A further, little upward climb, there’s another lantern. This is called Princesse Ragnhild Lantern. It is said that this lantern saved Hurtigruten’s ship MS Princesse Ragnhild from stranding during a storm.
  21.  From here you can see the damage from storms and hurricanes. Many trees have fallen with their roots exposed. Nature can be very strong.
  22. From up here the view is spectacular. The air, the lighthouse, the horizon, the ocean. It is totally worth the climb.
  23.  Back at the lighthouse, the rain caught up with me. And when the rain is coming, you sould be under some sort of roof. When these clouds come rolling in, you have two choices; keep indoors or prepare to get soaked. This is no place for an umbrella.
  24. The weather turns every hour. Ulvesund Lighthouse will always guide you through rough weather. This place is a balm for the soul. This is a good place and is well worth a longer stay.

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