Lighthouses of Norway photographer, Sigrid Thorbjørnsen, is enjoying and documenting her stay at Obrestad Lighthouse.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen When I woke up in the morning it was pouring rain, or, this is more correct, it was raining sideways. The wind was so strong and the waves were huge. I thought this would be a day of work inside. I was wrong. More wind came and blowed away […]
Obrestad Lighthouse is located in the village of Nærbo, the largest village in the municipality of Hå, Rogaland county. This lighthouse is about 22 miles (35 km) south of Stavanger, Norway’s fourth most populous city. Obrestad was built in 1873, renovated in 1949 and automated 1991. It stands 128 feet (39 meters) above sea level, […]
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen; Music (bottom of page) Ulf Lundell’s “Öppna landskap.” “Jag trivs bäst i öppna landskap…. I feel best in open landscapes, by the sea I want to live. For a few months every year, so that my soul can get some rest. I feel best in open landscapes where winds […]
EAST: Ostfold; Guldholmen, Holmlungen, Struten, Strømtangen, Akershus; Steilene, Vestfold; Fulehuk, Svenner, Stavernsodden, SOUTH: Telemark; Langøytangen, Aust-Agder; Homborsund, Lyngør, Saltholmen, Store Torungen, Vest-Agder; Grønningen, Hathholmen, Lindesnes, Lista, Ryvingen, Songvaar, Rogaland; Feistein, Geitungen, Lille Presteskjær, Obrestad, WEST: Hordaland; Hellisøy, Marstein, Ryvarden, Slåtterøy, Sogn og Fjordane; Geita, Kråkenes, Kvanhovden, Skongenes, Ulvesund, MID: Møre og Romsdal; Flatflesa, Haugjegla, Kvitholmen, Lepsøyrevet, Molja, Runde, Ulla, Sør-Trundlag; Asenvågsøy, Kjeungskjær, Sula, Terningen, Vingleia, Nord-Trøndelag; Villa, NORTH: Nordland; Flatøy, Henningsvær, Litløy, Myken, Tranøy, Ytterholmen, Finnmark; Kjølnes,Slettnes, Vardø EAST: Østfold […]
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Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.
So you want to visit and stay over at a Norwegian Lighthouse! Here are some resources to help make your dream come true. There are really a lot of choices. Some offers stays in former lighthouse keeper’s residences, some in the lighthouses themselves. Some are on tiny (really tiny) islands while others are on larger […]
We’re pleased to announce “Kystens Katedraler – Coastal cathedrals: A journey on the edge of Norway” exhibit by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen Photography at Hurtigruten Terminal Bergen, Norway, May 5 – June 30. This is a Lighthouses of Norway initiative sponsored by Hurtigruten. Please help us spread the word. We’re so excited about this, and a big […]
Seq Name Closed Municipality Year first lit Year automated Height (m) Height above high tide (m) Range (nm) Owned by Protected Location 1 Torbjørnskjær Active Hvaler 1872 1990 17.9 25.7 15 Kystverket Yes 58°59′46″N 10°46′57″E / 58.995975°N 10.78248°E / 58.995975; 10.78248 2 Homlungen Active Hvaler 1867 1952 12 13.5 12 Kystverket Yes 59°00′58″N 11°01′28″E / […]