Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Odderøya Lighthouse in Kristiansand

The Odderøya Lighthouse is located just south of the center of Kristiansand in Vest-Agder. It was created in 1832 and was decommissioned in 1984. It is protected under the Cultural Heritage Act.
The lighthouse is open on Sundays to the public and occasionally there is free coffee and muffins available to visitors. 

The Lighthouse keeper
I took my son with me one Sunday in January in ideal conditions. The sun was shining and there was no wind. That day was actually a new record for the lighthouse with over 200 entries into the guestbook.

We met Lars Verket who is a very friendly man with a wealth of knowledge about the light house. He gave us a quick tour of the premises with some stories. Lars is a keen kayaker and has actually written a book about his paddle pilgrimage of 1500 kilometres along the coast of Norway.

He is also a fantastic photographer and has taken thousands of pictures of Norway's nature.

History of Odderøya Lighthouse

The lighthouse was built simultaneously with two other light houses to cover the entrance into Kristiansand from the sea. The other lighthouses are Oksøy lighthouse and Grønningen lighthouse.
The lighthouse building is a wooden construction and there is a fog bell hanging on a tree in front of the building. The lighthouse facility includes an attendant's house, outbuildings boathouse and landing. The buildings, which are mainly from 1874, are well preserved. 

Do not forget to sign the Odderøya Lighthouse guestbook!

Adam @ Visit Sørlandet 

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