Utsira Lighthouse – According to Photographer Svein-Magne Tunli

Utsira Lighthouse
From the top of Utsira, the south tower is visible. Two were built so that the two continuous lights could be distinguished from the single continuous light at Kvistøy. The south tower became redundant when effective flashing equipment came into use. The two towers stand about 100 m (330 ft) apart. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
Artist Solveig Eigeland built these shelters
Artist Solveig Eigeland built these shelters from materials found along the shore. She intended them as places to stop and hear the sounds of the island. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
The German army occupied Utsira during World War II. In the distance is the remains of a transmitter station they erected. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
Close up view of Utsira’s lens. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
View from the gallery on a perfectly clear day. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
Utsira’s 1st order Fresnel lens. Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.
Utsira’s north tower. 78 meters tall (256 feet). Photo © Svein-Magne Tunli.

Utsira Lighthouse

Utsira is a fascinating place, a powerful but small island. It produces its own electricity, is an arts center with an artist in residency program, and has two lighthouses—the old and the new Utsira Lighthouse. There is ferry service from Haugesund which is about 15 miles (24 km) from Utsira’s harbor.

Svein-Magne Tunli

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