Norge – Hunting the Light

So as we steamed North hunting the light – I was getting used to my new office.

The Office

Occasionally we were teased by moody 90 degree landscape light

A Dusting of Light

Of course I had my Lighthouses to keep me amused this is Kjeungskjær Lighthouse which is located on a small rock beyond Ørlandet. This lighthouse, or “fyr” in Norwegian, is considered to be one of the most beautiful along the Norwegian coast. An interesting fact passed on by our cruise director is that the last lighthouse keeper raised his five children in this lighthouse. Yes, they had their schooling in the lighthouse as well. As we sail past, it’s hard to imagine how the parents manage to maintain sanity with five children in the lighthouse (Wikipedia)

Kjeungskjær Lighthouse

Munkholmen (Norwegian: the monk’s islet) is an islet north of Trondheim, Norway. It sits in the Trondheimsfjord about 1.3 kilometres (0.81 mi) northwest of the island of Brattøra and the mouth of the river Nidelva. The islet has served as a place of execution, a monastery, a fortress, prison, and a World War II anti-aircraft gun station. Today, Munkholmen is a popular tourist attraction and recreation site. (Wikipedia)



  1. Beautiful, so beautiful… Should be amazing experience to be there, in your office with my camera 🙂 Unless the sea is calm… 🙂 Great photographs dear Sott, fascinated me. Thank you, have a nice and enjoyable day, Love, nia

  2. Amazing views, fantastic shots. Nice to go on a holiday when someone else is driving so you take take pictures!

  3. Beautiful images Scott. I love that peachy light on the mountains. I’m one of 5. I can’t image myself and my brothers staying sane let alone my parents had we been raised in the confines of this, albeit beautiful, lighthouse! 🙂

  4. Fabulous, like going back again! My attempts at Kjeungskjær Lighthouse were nothing like as good and I hadn’t heard the story about the children. I look forward to more.

  5. Lovely pictures, Scott. As beautiful as that lighthouse is, I can’t imagine living in such an isolated building. I wonder what became of those five home-schooled children.

  6. Beautiful Photos, Scott. The lighthouse is gorgeous, but I can’t imagine raising five children in such a small space. The discipline must have been very strict. 🙂

  7. I love your new office shot! It feels like you took me there – oh wait you did. And the other photos are marvellous. I can’t imagine being stuck in that lighthouse as an adult let alone a kid but it sure looks great from this view.

  8. I love lighthouses. How unusual this is to be out in the middle of the water. Love the other shots too especially the mountains with that light!

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