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Family visiting Lindesnes Lighthouse
Lindesnes Fyr.
Photo: Peder Austrud©Visit Sørlandet
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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.

Lindesnes Lighthouse is a modern museum, open all year. The spectacular location where the sea meets the Norwegian mainland is a popular photo stop, but you will also find accommodation and food here. Lindesnes Lighthouse is surrounded by beautiful landscape, right by the sea, often with storm and big waves. Scenic hiking paths connect to the lighthouse.

The lighthouse has 350 years of history, and for visitors it opens a window onto the long maritime history of Norway, and you can learn more through the films and exhibitions shown.

Norway's first lighthouse was lit for the first time in 1656. Sailing ships travelled along the Norwegian coastline because of the safe natural harbours here.

At Neset, the powerful currents at the tip of the Norwegian mainland, often coupled with stormy weather, caused many dramatic shipwrecks and groundings in the area. This is part of the story told at Lindesnes, as well as being the inspiration for the menu and product offered in the shop and the café onsite.

Spend a night at the lighthouse, be there as the sun sets, let the waves lull you to sleep, and wake up to the sound of the seagulls. Just like the lighthouse keeper's family once did. The lighthouse apartment is available for hire year round. It can sleep six people, and has a fantastic view of the sea and the horizon.

The information centre and museum shop welcome you as you arrive at Lindesnes Lighthouse. Here you can buy tickets to the top of the lighthouse.

The ticket includes access to a number of experiences, outdoors and indoors exhibitions, film showings, gallery of local artists, cafe and beverage/museum shops.

A visit at Lindesnes is a meeting with the ocean, and this is the inspiration behind all the stories told here. Their speciality is products of the sea. Seawater is even used in various products sold at the lighthouse, from soaps to schnapps. It is also a key ingredient in the well-known "fyrbrød" or lighthouse bread – made of seawater and seaweed.

A young man showing some food wich you can by at Lindesnes lighthouse.
Photo: Peder Austrud©Visit Sørlandet
The lighthousekeepers house and the lighthouse at Lindesnes
Photo: Rolf Dybvik / Lindesnes Fyr
Kids looking at the view from the lighthouse
Amazing view.
Photo: Peder Austrud©Visit Sørlandet
Lindesnes Lighthouse
Stay the night.
Photo: Heidi Sørvig, Visit Sørlandet

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