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Lighthouse holidays in Norway. The majority of these have no longer been manned by keepers since the ‘90s. This has led to a new use for the accommodation type. Travellers to the Scandinavian country wanting a room with a view or just somewhere different to stay can now choose from tens of lighthouses. Over 60 lighthouses along the Norwegian coast, from Finnmark County’s Vardø in the north to Grimstad in the southern county of Vest-Agder, are now available for those wishing to stay somewhere different.

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Lighthouse holidays in Norway

Published on Friday, 10th January, 2014 at 07:33 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last Updated on 26th May 2016 at 20:33.

The majority of these have no longer been manned by keepers since the ‘90s. This has led to a new use for the accommodation type.

Molja Lighthouse exterior winter
This is just one of many lighthouses visitors can choose to stay in.Molja Lighthouse exterior winter
Photo: Brosundet.no // Marte Garmann Johnsen


Travellers to the Scandinavian country wanting a room with a view or just somewhere different to stay can now choose from tens of lighthouses.

Over 60 lighthouses along the Norwegian coast, from Finnmark County’s Vardø in the north to Grimstad in the southern county of Vest-Agder, are now available for those wishing to stay somewhere different.

The accommodation is usually the former keeper’s cottage. Visitors wanting complete solitude can choose to stay in a lighthouse out on its own rock. Other lighthouses are located within a small community, allowing people to immerse themselves in local life.

Here is alphabetical selection of 29 lighthouses to choose from. Those with information only in Norwegian are indicated by an ‘N’ (some of the links to the right in the list are to the actual municipalities the lighthouse is located in. ‘Øy’, in Norwegian, means ‘island’:

Feistein: Kleppe, Rogaland County, western Norway (in English)
Lista: Borhaug, Vest-Agder County, southern Norway
Lyngør: Arendal, Aust-Agder County, southern Norway
Store Torungen: Arendal, Aust-Agder County, southern Norway
Geitungen: Karmøy (Skudnesshaven), Rogaland County, western Norway (English)
Grønningen: Kristiansand, Vest-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Hatholmen (N); Mandal, Vest-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Homborsund: Grimstad, Aust-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Høyevarde (N): Håvik, Sogn og Fjordane County, western Norway (in English)
Kråkenes: Kråkenes, Sogn og Fjordane County, western Norway
Kvanhovden: Hovden, Sogn og Fjordane County, western Norway (in English)
Kvitholmen (N): Farstad, Møre og Romsdal County, north-western Norway (English)
Litløy: Bø in Vesterålen, Nordland County, northern Norway
Molja (N): Molje (Ålesund), Møre og Romsdal County, north-western Norway (Eng.)
Myken: Rødøy, Nordland County, northern Norway
Obrestad: Nærbø, Rogaland County, western Norway (in English)
Lindesnes (N): Lindesnes, Vest-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Runde: Rundøy, Møre og Romsdal County, north-western Norway
Ryvarden: Sveio, Hordaland County, western Norway
Ryvingen: Mandal, Vest-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Saltholmen (N): Lillesand, Aust-Agder County, southern Norway (in English)
Slettnes: Gamvik, Finnmark County, northern Norway
Songvaar (N): Søgne (council), Vest-Agder County, southern Norway (English)
Stavernsnodden (N): Stavern, Vestfold County, south-eastern Norway (English)
Struten (N): Fredrikstad, Østfold County, eastern Norway (English)
Strømtangen (N): Fredrikstad, Østfold County, eastern Norway (English)
Svenner (N): Stavern, Vestfold County, south-eastern Norway (in English)
Tranøy: Tranøy, Nordland County, northern Norway
Ulvesund: on Måløy, Sogn og Fjordane County, western Norway




Published on Friday, 10th January, 2014 at 07:33 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith and Michael Sandelson      .
Last updated on 26th May 2016 at 20:33.

This post has the following tags: norwayholidays, travelnorway, paywall.





  
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