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. Welcome to Ulvesund Lighthouse. A lighthouse that wears the lighthouse colors – white, red and green. A lighthouse that is also a creative place for body and soul. Ulvesund Lighthouse is situated at Hjertenes near Måløy, in Vågsøy municipality, on the Norway’s west coast. You can reach Måløy by […]
Ulvesund LIghthouse is one of the four lighthouses in Vågsøy. Vågsøy is a municipality in the county of Sogn og Fjordane, in the traditional district of Nordfjord. Ulvesund Lighthouse was built in 1870 and automated in 1985. It is located on Hjertenes in Vågsøy municipality in Ytre Nordfjord (Outer Nordfjord, just south of Stadt and […]
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 […]
Svein–Magne Tunli shared some of his photos from Vågsøy, a beautiful island in Sogn og Fjordane.
Vågsøy Vågsøy has four of the nine lighthouses in Sogn og Fjordane county: Kråkenes, Skongenes, Ulvesund, and Hendanes – the first three named lighthouses offer accomodations for vacation stays. See links for details. Vågsøy municipality is comprised in large part by the island of Vågsøy which is connected to the mainland by the remarkable Måløy Bridge. […]
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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 / […]
Long before the development of modern travel, tourists have come to marvel at the beauty of this part of Norway. It's most famous feature is undoubtedly the Sognefjord and the wonderful villages along its 127 mile (240 kilometer) length. Sogn og Fjordane is located in Western Norway and it is definitely fjord territory.
For the lighthouse enthusiast, there are eight major lighthouses, seven of which offer overnight accommodations in an array of appealing locations. From north to south they are: Krakenes, Vågsøy, has accommodations Skongenes, Vågsøy, has accommodations Ulvesund, Vågsøy, has accommodations Kvanhovden, Florø, has accommodations Stabben, Florø, has accommodations Ytterøyane, Florø (no accommodations) Geita, Askvoll, has accommodations Utvær, Solund, has accommodations Getting […]