Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen.
1 Fulehuk Lighthouse lies outside Nøtterøy in Vestfold. Far out in the Oslo Fjord, Fulehuk is a wonderfully photogenic lighthouse. It just sparkles. Fulehuk Lighthouse is part of Færder National Park.
2. In 1793, Tønsberg merchant Føyn was the first who sought to build a light on Fulehuk, in 1793. After much fuss and bother lasting a few years later, Fulehuk lighthouse was built, completed in 1821. The present light is not that one, but it stands in the same place.
3. The name Fulehuk probably comes from the Dutch “vuil hoek” which means “dangerous headland.” In Norwegian, the “ful” means sinister, something that may well describe the archipelago around Fulehuk .
4. Fulehuk Lighthouse is operated by Fulehuk Lighthouse Friends . You can either rent a bed or rent the entire lighthouse station. The lighthouse is a popular venue for courses and team-building groups. In this picture, the visitors are NG : Norwegian Recycling.
5. There is plenty of space both inside and out, but the best is when the sun is high in the sky and you can sit outside, especially when the table is covered with delicacies and precious drops of fine wine. Nothing like a good company.
6. All food and drink have to be brought to the lighthouse. A cup of coffee and a small piece of cake with some fruit in the sunlight – a moment of happiness out here where the sea meets the sky.
7. There’s not much vegetation on Fulehuk, but there are plenty of enough chives, more than enough for an omelet.
8. Time for coffee and cakes out in the sunshine. Even lighthouse hosts need a breather sometimes. With the flag waving in the wind, the sun sparkling on the water, enjoying the atmosphere with a cup of coffee and quiet moments.
9. Fulehuk Lighthouse is unmanned and the torch is no longer lit. But that doesn’t mean that the station is not in use. The round table in the lighthouse is frequently used by guests. The road is steep, but the rewards are great. The view over the Oslofjord.
10. Thorvald Haraldsen is a driving force of Fulehuk Lighthouse Friends. His passion for the lighthouse and the sea is unique. Without Thorvald’s drive the lighthouse would probably not be as great as it is today.
11. On an ordinary day, bring out some easy food. There is not much that can compare with shrimp, white bread, and some mayonnaise. Yes, lemon and dill, for those who like it. Well this is a recipe for the summer.
12. Fulehuk Lighthouse offers different rooms and beds. The boathouse attic is popular. It has both long tables and 10 built-in wide beds along the walls.
13. Fulehuk Lighthouse has plenty of amenities. Dishwasher, shower, toilet conference rooms, dining tables views, and peace. When the sun sets in the west, the sea calms down, the wind dies down, seabirds settle, and peace returns . Fulehuk guy offers a different intimacy, a calmness, a good landing.
INFO. Fulehuk Lighthouse is outside Nøtterøy. It is 1 hour and 40 minutes by bus, slightly less arriving from Oslo. It costs 12,000 NOK per day to rent the entire lighthouse station with all the beds and all the amenities. Per bed it is 300NOK.
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