The coast of Norway is 100,915 km long and there have been a total of 212 lighthouses along it, but no more than 154 have ever been operational at the same time. The first, Lindesnes lighthouse, opened in 1655, and the newest lighthouse, Anda, was finished in 1932.
Lighthouses accommodation can be found all along the coast of Norway, from Vardø in the north to the Grimstad in the south. Until recently lighthouses were manned and keepers lived in them. But by the 1990s automation had largely taken over and the living quarters were abandoned.
Today more than 60 historic lighthouses offering accommodation to travellers in search of something something totally unique. I you want fresh air and sea views, a lighthouse is a unique holiday home. Usually you live in the keeper´s cottage where you can make your own meals.
The first lighthouses were private operations, but in 1821 the government made the Channel and Harbor Inspector responsible for lighthouses in Norway. A dedicated Lighthouse Administration was set up in 1841. The lighthouses are today mostly automated and, from 1974, run by the Norwegian Coastal Administration.
Møre & Romsdal
Sogn & Fjordane