Standing guard above key points along our rugged, rocky coastline, these beacons have long kept local shipping and sailors safe. They once numbered in the hundreds and were manned by keepers. Nowadays, there are dozens still standing in Fjord Norway but most are automated. Many do, however, welcome visitors to spend the day — or even a night or two.
There’s a coastal fjord lighthouse stay to fit every budget, with accommodations ranging from bare-bones self-catering to high-end luxury. String together several as part of your stay, from Utsira Fyr in the south — Norway’s highest-elevated lighthouse, at 78 meters-plus — to the north to Hauggjegla Fyr. THis lighthouse is perched on a tiny skerry 1 kilometer north of the scenic fisherman’s island of Smøla. Both can be rented in season.
Here’s a look at 9 lighthouse musts, from the farthest south to the most northerly, in Fjord Norway.