9 photos of Norwegian lighthouses that will make you long for a coastal getaway

Filtvet LighthouseFiltvet Lighthouse. Photo: Paul Kleiven / NTB
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If you are looking for an authentic Norwegian coastal experience, you might want to consider visiting one of the country’s lighthouses. There are 200 to choose from!

In this article, we have gathered photos from some of the lighthouses you can see if you visit Norway. From overnight stays to museums and cafés, there’s plenty to be seen and done at these iconic buildings.

So, lean back and get ready to be taken to coastal Norway, with the sound of waves splashing against the shore…

Færder Lighthouse. Photo: Lise Åserud / NTB

Færder Lighthouse is an icon that marks the entrance to the Oslo fjord. Situated on an island, the lighthouse is a navigation mark for both small and large boats. The onsite cottage is open for booking during the summer months and boasts eight beds.

Lyngør Lighthouse. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

The picturesque Lyngør Lighthouse is situated in Southern Norway. It consists of two buildings, both of them housing 11 beds.

Filtvet Lighthouse. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

Filtvet Lighthouse used to be Buskerud county’s only operational lighthouse. The beautiful building is located at the southern tip of Hurumlandet, at the entrance of the Oslo fjord.

Filtvet Lighthouse on a stormy day. Photo: Terje Pedersen / NTB

The first light at Filtvet Lighthouse was lit in 1840, and was installed in the gable wall of a private building behind the current lighthouse property. In 1874, the construction of a new lighthouse began and it was completed in 1877. The lighthouse was officially protected in 1997.

Alnes Lighthouse. Photo: Paul Kleiven / NTB

Alnes Lighthouse was built in 1936 and stands 22.5 meters above the ground, making it a type of tower relatively rare in Norway. It is located outside of Ålesund, around 20 minutes by car. There is a permanent exhibition that shows the historical development of the lighthouse, as well as a café.

Lindesnes Lighthouse. Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB

Lindesnes Lighthouse is located on the southernmost point of mainland Norway. The first light at the lighthouse was lit in 1656, making it Norway’s first lighthouse!

Two Lighthouse keepers still work here, making them the only two of their kind in the entire country. At Lindesnes, there is also a museum where you can find out more about lighthouse history and coastal culture.

Tranøy Lighthouse. Photo: Marianne Løvland / NTB

Tranøy Lighthouse is located in Hamarøy municipality in Nordland county. The lighthouse was first lit on 19 September 1864, and today there are several rooms available for bookings should you wish to stay the night.

Oksøy Lighthouse. Photo: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB

Oksøy Lighthouse is an important landmark in Kristiansand, with one of Norway’s tallest cast-iron towers. The lighthouse functions as a bird sanctuary, and as a result, travel to it is banned from April 15 and July 15. During this time, traffic is only allowed on the road leading up to the tower.

Source: #NorwayTodayTravel

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