September 15, 2017

Kjeungskajaer Lighthouse in Norway

We’ve been to Uthaug a couple of times already but I have no idea that there is lighthouse there. I showed my mom the flyer and she said that we will visit it someday. So after we went to Grandefjaera Nature Reserve, my mom drove us to Uthaug where we can see the lighthouse. 



From the parking, we trekked on a small mountain where we can see the Kjeungskajaer Lighthouse. It is the only octagonal lighthouse in Norway, which is situated on a tiny island in Bjugnfjorden. It is 3.5km away from Uthaug so you need to ride a boat to reach it. It is too far so we can’t have a good picture of it kahit super zoom na camera ko. Hehehe! 





The red brick lighthouse was built in the year 1880 and the lighthouse keeper and his familiveves at the lower floor of the lighthouse until the year 1987. From 1987, it is already automated so the last keeper moved out already. 

There is Lighthouse Association named Kjeungen Kystlag who restores and maintains the rooms of the lighthouse since 1999 while the government protects and maintains the external part of the lighthouse. The light is lit from July 21 to May 16 so from May 15 to July 20, there is no light because of the midnight sun. We all know that Norway is known as the Land of Midnight Sun

We were not able to visit the 68ft tall lighthouse because it is only open from May 15 to August 31. You can tour or rent the lighthouse which is good for 20 persons. I can't imagine staying in the lighthouse, I bet it would be a good experience. 

Watch the video here



9 comments:

  1. Really lovely landscape in Norway. My kids haven't been to see a lighthouse up and close. What a great experience your kids and you had. It was a pity you couldn't visit it directly as it was close. I agree it will be fun to be able to stay in one.

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    1. Yes, the landscapes and seascapes are beautiful. :)

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  2. This is the first time I've seen a lighthouse in the middle of a body of water. normally a light house is in a high place e. This is fascinating sight indeed.

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    1. True, I've been to a few lighthouses in the the Philippines and it is located at the edge of the land and not in an island.

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  3. Oooh, sounds so much fun to rent out a lighthouse to stay at! What a lovely trip you guys are having. Or is it just a trip? Are you there for good? :)

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    1. It is a just a trip. Hindi ko pa lang tapos yung Summer in Norway series ko kaya until now may Norway post pa. hehehe!

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  4. I love lighthouses but have only seen very few close range. That one is the first I've heard that's surrounded by water. It would have been really awesome if you got to go inside.

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  5. Lighthouses amaze me. I find them so magical for reasons I cant explain. They serve as a guide to travellers and also a beautiful sight to strangers. Climbing a lighthouse is another fascination.

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  6. I've never been to a lighthouse. So if I get to experience being to one, I'm sure I'll super zoom my camera also! haha. Ang ganda nya, it looks very peaceful, perfect ang pinaglagyan sa kanya.

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