Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, Oksøy Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.
Text and photographs by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. It’s late morning and dramatic clouds show up to invite me to this day-trip to the lighthouse tower of Kristiansand, the king of Kristiansand lighthouses, Oksøy Lighthouse. Approaching Oksøy Lighthouse, a cormorants is wishing me welcome to the open landscape. As we got closer, the clouds turned white and […]
Oksøy Lighthouse, Kristiansand, Vest-Agder, Norway. Oksøy is located on a small island of the same name in the entrance to Kristiansandsfjorden, about 1 mile (1.7 km) east of Skålevik and the same distance west southwest of Grønningen Lighthouse. Oksøy is accessible only by boat. Site open, tower closed. This historic station, the landfall light for Kristiansand, […]
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Starting from Kristiansand in Southern Norway and traveling northwest to Haugesund, there are 24 lighthouses along the North Sea Road.
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 / […]
Lighthouses of Norway photographer Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is reporting from her four-week journey from Oslo to Kråkenes Lighthouse, Ulvesund Lighthouse, Ryvarden Lighthouse, Stavanger, Sognvaar Lighthouse, and Homborsund Lighthouse, and then back to Oslo again.
Text and photos by Sigrid Thorbjørnsen. Approaching Homborsund lighthouse from Kalvehageneset in Grimstad. The ocean here is wild with streams flowing into and against each other, making quite a lively wave party. Unpredictable waves made for a rodeo-like boat trip out. This is the only photo from the boat trip: My camera is not too […]
Odderøya Lighthouse, Kristiansand, Vest-Adger, Norway. The station was established 1832, and automated 1984. There is a 26-foot (8 meter) tall square cylindrical tower with lantern and gallery, attached to one end of a 1-1/2 story keeper’s house. The building is painted white, the lantern red. A fog bell is mounted on the front of the […]
Sigrid Thorbjørnsen is our tireless correspondent and inspiration. She has covered a lot of terrain and has reported back with great stories and photographs that can be found on Lighthouses of Norway, as well as on Global Treehouses and Train Journeys of The World websites. This fall she will be visiting many lighthouses along the Norwegian coast […]