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Vingleia Lighthouse

Vingleia Lighthouse
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Vingleia Lighthouse (Norwegian: Vingleia fyr) sits on Skarvflesan in the archipelago Halten in Frøya municipality, South Trondelag. The name Vingleia is probably derived from a term meaning “route that is exposed to wind.”

This lighthouse was built in 1921 and automated in 1985, stands 49 feet (15 meters) tall. It is part of the lighthouse chain of isles off Freya, with Sula Lighthouse in the south (8 miles/13km), then Vingleia lighthouse, Finnvær Lighthouse (18mi/26km) and in the far north Halten Lighthouse (28mi/45km).

Trondelag

Trøndelag, in the central part of Norway, consists of two counties Nord-Trøndelag and Sør-Trøndelag. People have lived in this region for thousands of years. The largest city, the unofficial capital of Trøndelag and also the first capital of Norway, is Trondheim . The area offers an amazing array of things to do. Many area activities and stays or visits to Vingleia can be arranged with Mausundgløtt Adventures.

  • The fishing is superb and opportunities abound in the area.
  • Archipelago safari. Experience the fantastic archipelago, which contains thousands of islands, islets, and skerries. Choose between scheduled passenger boats out to Mausund, Sula, and Halten, or one of the various archipelago safaris offered. For a more action-packed adventure, ocean rafting trips are another option. If you really want to enjoy the peace and quiet, perhaps a trip on an old wooden sailing wessel tempts you more?
  • Kayaking. Hire a kayak and paddle on one of the many hundred area lakes. For the experienced paddler, sea kayaking trip is an option. The local tourist information offices can provide more information.
  • Froan Nature Reserve. 
Froan covers a 400-square kilometre large island and coastal stretch from Vingleia Lighthouse in the southwest to Halten in the northeast. This site is the largest contiguous coastal area that has been heritage listed in Norway so far. The reserve was established to protect the local flora and fauna with birds, seals and other mammals. Read more.
  • Diving. Due to the crystal clear water and the huge diversity of marine species, Hitra and Frøya are well-known as diving paradises in Europe. Diving for scallops is extremely popular. Several tourism companies offer organized excursions for divers.
  • Hitra and Frøya. The islands outside of Hitra and Frøya are ideal for seal and eagle safaris. Getting there.

Rental

You can rent the lighthouse for a day or even to sleep there. Every summer there is a  lighthouse day with 250 visitors. There are 28 beds and you get your own boat to use as you wish.

Lighthouse Contact

The Tourist Information Office on Hitra

The Tourist Information Office on Frøya

Special thanks to Morten Wikstrøm for his wonderful photos from his trip to Vingleia LIghthouse.


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