Torsvåg Lighthouse

Torsvåg Lighthouse
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Torsvåg is a hamlet at the far northwest of the Koja Island in Karlsøy municipality and Torsvåg Lighthouse is located on Koya Island which is connected by causeway to Vanna island.  The nearest city is Tromsø about 56 miles (90 kilometers) to the south. The fishing village Torsvåg has existed for many hundred years – there is much archeological evidence that show that there has been settlements in Torsvåg since the Stone Age. Breakwaters at both sides of the islet of Kåja form a snug port at the threshold of the open sea. Today Torsvåg has only 10 – 20 permanent inhabitants.

Torsvåg fyr (fyr is the Norwegian word for lighthouse) was built in 1916 and became fully automated in 2006. It is accessible by car. The lighthouse is owned by the Norwegian Coastal Administration, as are most lighthouses in Norway. It is used to collect weather observations and is a station for the GPS satellite navigation system.

Simply put, Torsvåg is Fishing Heaven. Torsvåg is one of the best fishing villages along the Norwegian coast and is distinguished especially for halibut and cod fishing. Those wishing to have a superb angling vacation can do no better. Torsvåg Havfiske will arrange it all for you and offers wonderful variety of accommodations including stays in the lighthouse itself.

Getting There

You can come by plane to Tromsø with a 3-hour transfer to the fishing camp.


Torsvåg Havfiske’s rental boats are in good condition, well equipped, and comply with the Norwegian security provisions.


There are eight apartments and three detached houses, including Torsvåg Lighthouse.

Torsvåg Lighthouse with 360 degree views of the sea,  sits on a small hill close to the harbor. It has two floors and enough space for a maximum of eight people.

  •  4 bedrooms with twin beds (including bed linen and towels)
  •  Living room with sofa and satellite TV
  •  Dining room
  •  Kitchen with stove / oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher
  •  Bathroom with shower and toilet, plus an extra toilet
  •  Garden with tables and seating

Torsvåg Lightkeepers House  A pleasant, quiet and spacious house with a beautiful view over the fjord and harbor. It has room for maximum of eight people.

  • 4 bedrooms with 2 single beds (including bed linen and towels)
  • Large living room with sofa and satellite TV
  • Kitchen with stove / oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher
  • Bathroom with shower and toilet, plus an extra toilet
  • Room with washing machine and freezer
  • Terrace with garden furniture and barbecue
  • Optional vehicle for hire to and from the harbor

Prices 2012 season

Prices in NOK per week (rentals are from Wednesday to Wednesday)

  • Torsvåg house (max. 8 pers.) including two 21.5 foot Arvor boats, NOK 32 300.
  • Torsvåg Lighthouse (max. 8 pers.) including two 23 foot Arvor boats, NOK 38.000.
  • When booking specify if you want a transfer to and from Tromsø airport.

Contact and Booking

  • Sonja (Norwegian and English) Tel +47 41 55 27 94  Fax. +47 77 74 93 64
  • Stefan (German and  English): +47 97 57 86 90
  • Havfiske@tele2.no

Torsvåg Havfiske, Torsvåg, N-9136 VANNAREID

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