In 1655, a single lighthouse was erected at the Lindesnes peninsula, the southernmost tip of the Norwegian mainland. This was the first of more than 200 lighthouses that have guided ships and vessels over the centuries. Many are recently closed or automated, and the last staffed government run lighthouse was shut down in 2006.
Due to their idyllic and dramatic location facing the sea, these recently abandoned icons are increasingly popular as travel destinations. Many people nowadays want unique experiences. Spending the night in a lighthouse gives you a taste of Norway’s history as a seafaring nation whilst hearing the waves crashing against the coastline. On top of that, the buildings are photo-friendly and excellent for instant sharing with family and friends – or the whole world.
In total, around 60 Norwegian lighthouses can be booked for overnight stays. The price range may vary. The government still owns most of the lighthouses, and they co-operate with local associations and organisations to keep them open for visits, tours, and accommodation. Others are privately owned and commercially operated.
Book your bed well ahead of your planned stay as more and more travellers become aware of this rare accommodation option.
You can book a stay in more than 60 historic lighthouses along the coast of Norway.
Lighthouse holidays come in all price ranges but are mostly affordable – and not too hard to get to.
Spend your nights in personal interpretations of the usual hotel concept, or sleep in quiet and traditional surroundings.
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