TRAVEL ALERT! Important information about the Coronavirus situation in Norway
Dynamic Variation:

There was not an exact match for the language you toggled to. You have been redirected to the nearest matching page within this section.

Choose Language
Toggling to another language will take you to the matching page or nearest matching page within that selection.
Search & Book Sponsored Links
or search all of Norway

Fjord Norway Møre og Romsdal ÅLESUND

Ulla Lighthouse

  • +47 70210198
  •  /  km From You

At Kvernholmen on the west side of Haramsøy you find the beautiful Ulla Lighthouse from 1874. For around 100 years the lighthouse was an occupation as well as living quarters for workers and their families.

The lighthouse was built after a disastrous accident in March 1869, where 18 fishermen from the area drowned in a storm. Ulla was a large and thriving fishing village at that time, and at the end of the 19th century about 1000 fishermen stayed here.

In 1944 the area was bombed by Allied airplanes, and both the lighthouse and the watcher's house burned down. In 1950 the buildings were reconstructed, and Ulla Lighthouse was manned until 1975, when it was automated and deserted.

In 1999 the lighthouse was declared a listed building, along with eight other lighthouses in the region, and is currently rented by the Norwegian Ministry of Defence. Ulla has a very rough climate, but can still present a range of rare and beautiful flowers, for instance orchids.

  • Last Updated:
  • Source: Geirangerfjord - Ålesund & Sunnmøre
Statens Kartverk, Geovekst og kommuner - Geodata AS
TripAdvisor Reviews
Traveler Reviews in partnership with TripAdvisor
Your Recently Viewed Pages