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Lighthouses

Spend the night with the sound of the waves
Approximately 60 lighthouses along the Norwegian coast have become very popular for overnight stays. A pro tip is to book well ahead.
People walking towards Ona lighthouse in Møre og Romsdal, Norway
Ona lighthouse in Fjord Norway.
Photo: Øyvind Heen / Visitnorway.com

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.

Force of nature and maritime history

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.

Lighthouse holidays

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 the night in a lighthouse
The lighthouse Kråkenes Fyr is located in the community Vågsøy between Ålesund and Bergen and invites you to an overnight stay… Read more
Kråkenes Fyr (Lighthouse)
In summer the Ryvingens Venner association is responsible for accommodation at the lighthouse Read more
Ryvingen Lighthouse
Ulvesund Fyr is located at Hjertenes by Måløy, in the municipality of Vågsøy, in  Nordfjord . The lighthouse was built… Read more
Ulvesund Fyr
Homborsund lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the island Store Grønningen at the entrance to Homborsund outside Grimstad. The… Read more
Homborsund Lighthouse
Saltholmen Lighthouse - the islets were used early in the 19th century for the extraction of sea salt. Read more
Accomondation at Saltholmen Lighthouse
In the quarter of the lighthouse keeper we can offer accommodation for 8-10 people. The house was renovated to a high standard in 2007. Here you can… Read more
Ryvarden Lighthouse - accommodation
Lista Lighthouse offers two newly redecorated apartments which are available for rent throughout the year. Both apartments are situated right next to… Read more
Lista Lighthouse lodging
Obrestad lighthouse is built of granite in 1873. The lighthouse master's residence was built in 1905, his assistant's house in 1949-50, and a family… Read more
Obrestad lighthouse
Lyngør lighthouse in Tvedestrand is open for accommodation through Aust-Agder trekking association. The old residence has been made into a cabin. Read more
Lighthouse holiday at Lyngør
Would you like a holiday a bit out of the ordinary? When the ocean is wild and you feel the power of nature? A Holiday at Utsira Lighthouse can also… Read more
Light house at Utsira
Two buildings at Store Torungen lighthouse outside Arendal are available for accommodation. The lighthouse open for visitors during the day. Read more
Lighthouse holiday at Store Torungen
For more than 150 years, the lighthouse Molja has shown the way for boats entering the harbour of Ålesund. The lighthouse now contains a comfortable… Read more
Molja Lighthouse
This is a unique experience that you are bound to remember for the rest of your life. Read more
Accommodation Lindesnes Lighthouse
Grønningen Lighthouse is located about 8 km south-east of Kristiansand. The lighthouse came into service on 1 September 1878, and was manned until… Read more
Grønningen Fyr - Accommodation
Hatholmen lighthouse was built in 1867 and is located on a small island in the channel into Mandal. Read more
Hatholmen Lighthouse
Would you like to experience something out of the ordinary? Then staying in a lighthouse might be something for you. Kvanhovden Lighthouse lies just… Read more
Kvanhovden Lighthouse
Runde Lighthouse is situated on Kvalneset, northwest of the island Runde. This is one of the 80 listed lighthouses in Norway. The lighthouse became… Read more
Runde Lighthouse - accommodation
In the quarter of the lighthouse keeper we can offer accommodation for 8-10 people. The house was renovated to a high standard in 2007. Here you can… Read more
Ryvarden Lighthouse - accommodation
Høyevarde lighthouse is an exclusive and unique cultural heritage. When you arrive at the location, either with boat or car, you will feel that the… Read more
Høyevarde - Lighthouse hotel
Storelia are four well equiped 36 bed timber chalets built to a very high standard. Overlooking Hemsedal Skisenter they are located very close to the… Read more
Storelia - Large cabins
Harahorn was finished during the winter of 1992 with 20 buildings and 22 guest rooms Read more
Harahorn
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