Sunday, August 07, 2011

Kjeungskjær Fyrstasjon (Lighthouse)

Norway has a very long coast and has therefore many lighthouses in various size and shapes. One of the more special ones is Kjeungskjær Fyrstasjon. It is located in Ørlandet, in the county of Sør-Trøndelag. It has an octagonal shaped base, is 20.6m high and is made of stone. It was built in 1880 and was made automatic in 1987.

Do you want to rent it for a week or two? You can, here. As you can see for yourself this is a popular place to visit, and passing ships (especially Hurtigruten) are obviously the highlights of the day.

25 comments:

HansHB said...

Like utafor her jo...!
Herlig bilde, blink dette. Tatt fra hurtigruta eller??

Hadde et innlegg for ei stund siden av samme fyret...
Ønsker deg en flott søndagskveld!

E Squared and Mui said...

I really like lighthouses, and this one is so different from the usual. Very neat!

Woody said...

That is one cool lighthouse! I'm not sure about a week, but I'd like to spend a day there. It must have been very lonely out there in the middle of the winter with a raging storm back in the late 1800's.

becky said...

Ever so tidy, this well-kept lighthouse!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Looks like the sea is ready to gobble it up.

John said...

No long walks.
Nice shot of this distinctive lighthouse.

Malyss said...

I'm fascinated by lighthouses, especially because they're always built in wonderful but difficult places , and I can't help thinking of those who built them, with patience and courage. This one is very unusual. Imagine to be there in the depth of winter, among storms...

imac said...

Super shot and lighthouse my friend.
Do they supply a boat when you rent the lighthouse out??lol.

Birdman said...

Interesting lighthouse shape and color.

Banjo52 said...

What Malyss said--therefore, I'd go stir crazy in a half-day. But they are, and this one is, romantic and exotic. Maybe I want someone, not me, to actually like being there, that in touch with the sea and the world.

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Dette fyret husker jeg ble vist på tv-serien med hurtigruten:)
Fine bilder:)
Ser vi har samme været, det er bare å kle seg deretter akkurat nå:-)
Ha ei fin uke Rune.
Berit.

GAWO said...

Jøss og jøss sier nå jeg.
Sånne bilder liker vi.
Er du på vei nordover? I båt?
Jeg er på 2 hjul
og retningen ser ut til å bli etter været. Midt i landet i kveld :-)
så kanskje det blir nordover i morgen. Hold utkikk.
:-)

Viola said...

Noe så vakkert!! Ja her kunne jeg godt ha tenkt meg og vært noen dager.. for en opplevelse det ville ha vært! :)

Nydelig rose og innlegg om den forferdelige massakren som fant sted. Trist og sjokkerende at slikt kan skje i vårt ellers så vakre land!

Og noen absolutte nydelige bilder fra Geiranger! Bilde 4 (Geirangerfjorden) falt jeg helt pladask for!! =) Nr 5 også!

Ønsker deg en fin uke! :)

lynnwiles said...

That is one beautiful lighthouse / hotel. The idea of staying there is great, but I don't know how it would be for any length of time. How far out to sea is it?

Trotter said...

Hi Rune! It seems that everybody is on holidays... Here it’s true, but someone has to stay and work... ;)

Amazing place!!; wonderful shots!!

Blogtrotter Two is preparing to leave St. Florent. Enjoy and have a wonderful week!!

Ken Mac said...

i would love to inhabit that in a storm!

Marka said...

I hope no sleep-walkers stay there over night. The cold water would make for a sudden & rude awakening. Cheers!

GW Bill Miller said...

Very cool. It looks like a good wave could come in the kitchen window. It might be a neat place for a honeymoon, but no place to take a walk.

Margaret said...

What a delightful lighthouse! I can see everyone waving at Hurtigruten as they sail by!

James said...

Very cool! I love lighthouses and this is really nice one!

Sistertex said...

Wow, RuneE. love this lighthouse. Lighthouses always fascinate me. This one looks like it is close to being flooded, there is so little land peeking out under it. It would be a wonderful place to visit! Great job as always, your photos are always a joy to look at.

Dina said...

It's so beautiful! Yes, I'd love to spend some days there.

EG Wow said...

It looks very different from any I have seen here. There's not much land around it. Is that because the seas are rising?

Carver said...

That's a beautiful lighthouse.

Lew said...

Interesting place to watch the ships pass in the night (and day)! That's a mighty small island.