These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer.
Kvitsøy – Fjøløy – Tungenes These three Rogaland lighthouses make the passage through the Kvitsøyfjord significantly safer. Kvitsøy is the oldest, having been set up in 1700. Next came Tungenes in 1828. Fjøløy came later, in 1849. Kvitsøy Lighthouse This octagonal stone tower light was automated in 1969 and has been a protected building since 1998. LighthousesofNorway.com […]
Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.
Since 2008, several lighthouses have been functioning as living arenas for cultural activities. In 2012 seven lighthouses have invited artists into their simple, small but fine buildings. The collaboration “A chain of lighthouses” is an informal alliance, but has shown strong enthusiasm amongst the participants. Unusual buildings and limited resources have been compensated for by […]
Slideshow photo credits: bester95, Bouli_wro, Thorstein K. Berg, Enric Brunet, FamL1, Hans Klausen, Atle Riska, Amelia Royan, Sandalsand, Geir Ole Søreng, Jarle Vines, Ingelise Wilhelmsen At the northernmost tip of the Jæren coast stands Tungenes Lighthouse (Norwegian: Tungenes fyr). Tungenes is a wooden building and stands on the headland Tungenes in Randaberg, Norway. It was established […]
Norway’s Jæren coast is one of those areas of Norway – and there are many – which can be justly described as extraordinarily beautiful. Jæren is a traditional district in the county of Rogaland which encompasses Norway’s fourth largest city, Stavanger. Jæren stretches from the municipality of Randaberg in the north to Hå in the […]