Geitungen Lighthouse was the fourth lighthouse our photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen visited this summer and fall. The goal is to capture 12 different ones from late July to mid October.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. The famous Norwegian painter, Edvard Munch, said it perfectly: Nature is not only all that is visible to the eye… it also includes the inner pictures of the soul.” Geitungen Lighthouse is something else. The lighthouse was designed by Jørgen M. Meinich who did a […]
Dyna Lighthouse Dyna Lighthouse (Norwegian: Dyna fyr) is in Oslo harbor just off the Bygdøy peninsula. It was built in 1875 and automated in 1956. It stands 40.6 feet (12.4 meters) tall. It was built on a rock about 220 yards (200 meters) off the coast of Bygdøy, about 2 miles (3 km) west of downtown […]
Lighthouses of Norway photographer, Sigrid Thorbjørnsen, is enjoying and documenting her stay at Obrestad Lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more correct, it was raining sideways. The wind was so strong and the waves were huge. I thought this would be a day of work inside. I was wrong. More wind came and blowed away […]
The sun has risen. This seems to be a wonderful sunny day at Lindesnes Lighthouse. This is the day for photographing sea and lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. The grass is so green here on Lindesnes. I had expected it to be more yellow because of the salt water. But since it has been a pretty rainy summer, the grass is sparkling green. Lighthouse keeper Tim had been out with the […]
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Translated and edited by Michael Holtermann. In Sør Trøndelag County, out in the sea on the Ørland peninsula, there is a little piece of paradise called Hovde Gård. It can be reached within an hour by boat from Trondheim or an hour’s flight from Oslo Gardermoen airport. Hovde Gård, […]
The southernmost lighthouse on shore in Norway, is Lindesnes Lighthouse. It is also the oldest lighthouse in Norway. It was first lit February 27, 1656, and has for centuries been one of the most important landmarks for boats sailing between the North Sea and the Baltic Sea.
Text and Photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Edited by Michael Holtermann. It’s end of August and the darkness doesn’t come before 10PM. Last night, at 9PM, I walked up to the lighthouse in time to take some pictures of the sunset, but there was no sun. The moon was on its way, and the blue hour […]
The name "Ryvingen" comes from the old Norwegian word "rufa" or "island that looms." Until 1867, Ryvingen island was owned by the farms at Outer Farestad. The farmers used the island for grazing and as a base for hunting and fishing. This right is still theirs. Today, however, Ryvingen is much more than just The Southernmost Lighthouse in Norway. It is a paradise for children and teenagers alike.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Edited by Michael Holtermann During my stay at the lighthouse, a class of 10th-graders from Blomdalen School at Mandal came visiting. After having been by myself for a couple of days, I was excited to see how it would impact my stay, with so many youngsters in the house. I […]
Edvard Munch fell in love with Kragerø in his time, and called it "The Pearl of the Coastal Towns" (Perlen blandt kystbyene).
Note: There is another lighthouse called Strømtangen in Fredrikstad, Østfold County. Strømtangen Lighthouse stands on a point of land at the west entrance to the Kragerøfjord leading to Kragerø in Telemark, Norway. Built 1874, and automated in 1962, it is 28.8 feet (8.8 meters) tall. Grounds open to the public, tower closed. It is an active lighthouse with a […]
July 5, 2012 by Jafmanizer FPV evening flight over the Norwegian costal pearl, Stokksund, in Sør Trøndelag county, Norway. Music: Mister Lies by False Astronomy. The airplane used to shoot this video is the Skywalker 168 shown to the right in the image below. View Larger Map