The next generation lighthouse keepers

The next generation lighthouse keepers

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 […]


Events and attractions

The lighthouses have their own history, and even though there are no longer people living at the lighthouses, you can still experience this fantastic life by staying overnight. Art exhibitions See the art work of both well known and unknown artists. From June 24 to August 15 2012, at Utsira Lighthouse Gallery: When The Soul […]