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Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

Why not spend the night in a lighthouse while on holiday? There are several lighthouses offering accommodation along the southern coast of Norway.

The lighthouses along the southern coast of Norway are important national landmarks. Most lighthouses nowadays are automated and unmanned, but accommodation is possible during the summer season several places.

A night in a lighthouse – a holiday memory for life

Spending a night in a lighthouse is something quite different than living in a hotel or holiday apartment. You are closer to nature than ever before, and you can expect a magnificent view, to be on locations with an exciting history, and a holiday that stands out from your average holidays.

Accommodation is organised a bit differently on the various lighthouses. You require boat transportation to many lighthouses, and normally the standard is basic and you need to bring your own bedlinen/sleeping bag, food and drink.

Lista lighthouse and Lindesnes lighthouse are connected with the mainland, and here you rent apartments in the previous homes of the lighthouse keepers. The standard and comfort is good here.

Other places, like Ryvingen lighthouse outside of Mandal, and Grønningen lighthouse outside of Kristiansand, require boat transportation, and visitors should be prepared to share room with others on such a lighthouse holiday.

The adventures are splendid, special - and varied. A lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway is highly recommended!

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Last updated:  2015-05-11
Stay at the 34 metre tall Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway - Photo: Johan Wildhagen/IN
Stay at the 34 metre tall Lista Lighthouse in Southern Norway
Lindesnes Lighthouse in Southern Norway - Photo: Anders Martinsen
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Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway - Photo: Heidi Sørvig

Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

Why not spend the night in a lighthouse while on holiday? There are several lighthouses offering accommodation along the southern coast of Norway.

Lighthouse holiday in Southern Norway

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Lighthouses in Southern Norway

Borhaug

Accommodation at Lista Fyr

It is now possible to stay at Lista Lighthouse in your holidays.

Søgne

Songvaar Lighthouse

Songvaar lighthouse is situated in Søgne archipelago and it is available for overnight stays and visits.

Arendal

Lighthouse holiday at Lyngør

Lyngør lighthouse in Tvedestrand is open for accommodation through Aust-Agder trekking association. The old residence has been made into a cabin.

Kristiansand S

Grønningen Fyr

Grønningen Lighthouse is located about 8 km south-east of Kristiansand. The lighthouse came into service on 1 September 1878, and was manned until 1980, when it became automatic.

LINDESNES

Accommodation Lindesnes Lighthouse

This is a unique experience that you are bound to remember for the rest of your life.

Arendal

Lighthouse holiday at Store Torungen

Two buildings at Store Torungen lighthouse outside Arendal are available for accommodation. The lighthouse open for visitors during the day.

Grimstad

Homborsund Lighthouse

Homborsund Lighthouse is located on a small island by the coast of Grimstad.

LINDESNES

Lindesnes Lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway’s oldest (1656), occupying the southernmost tip of the Norwegian mainland – 2518 km from the North Cape.

Lillesand

Saltholmen Lighthouse

Saltholmen Lighthouse - the islets were used early in the 19th century for the extraction of sea salt. Lighthouse from 1882, manned until 1952 when it was automated.

Mandal

Ryvingen Lighthouse

The lighthouse was established in 1867 and was manned until 2002. The Norwegian state owns the southern part of the island (approx. 30 acres). Large se...

Mandal

Ryvingen Lighthouse

The lighthouse was established in 1867 and was manned until 2002. The Norwegian state owns the southern part of the island (approx. 30 acres). Large se...

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Where to stay in Southern Norway

Stay in a lighthouse by the sea, sleep in a cabin in the mountains, or choose a hotel in town to be near all the action.

Top attractions in Southern Norway

Enjoy a stroll around Lyngør and Merdø, take a boat trip through Blindleia and visit Lindesnes Lighthouse, Norway’s southernmost point.

Where to stay in Kristiansand

Stay at a city hotel in Kristiansand or rent a cabin by the sea. Or listen to the children and stay overnight at Kristiansand Zoo and Amusement Park.

Where to stay in the Arendal Region

You can stay at a city hotel by the sea or a cosy guest house rural surroundings. Or you can stay at a hostel, a family cabin or go camping.

About Southern Norway

Key facts about Southern Norway

Sørlandet is the southernmost region of Norway, with 30 municipalities and approximately 285,000 inhabitants.

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

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Lindesnes Fyr – Norway’s oldest lighthouse

Lindesnes Lighthouse is Norway’s southernmost point. Spend a few hours or stay several days. The weather, water and nature are all breathtaking.

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