Ryvarden Lighthouse Walk

3 hours | Haugesund | H A U - 3 8 0
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  • Ryvarden Lighthouse
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

A lonely lighthouse perched upon a rocky shore has been a familiar sight along Norway's rugged coastline. An important navigation tool for sailors, all lighthouses used an open flame in its tower to help mariners find their way to land. And the Ryvarden Lighthouse was no exception. Built on the site of a stone fireplace erected in 869 A.D. by Viking Floke Vilgerdson, the lighthouse, completely automated in 1984, continues to help seamen find their way along treacherous shorelines.


Your adventure starts at the pier as you begin your journey north through the picturesque countryside. Sit back and relax as mile after scenic mile passes by your window.

When you disembark in Mølstrevåg you'll follow your guide along a gravel road, which takes about 30 minutes (2 kilometers) to walk. Keep your camera handy-a seal or two may climb out of the water and warm itself on the rocks at the bottom of the cliff.

Breathe in the cool, crisp air as you leisurely stroll along the two-mile path, part of the North Sea Trail that links seven countries in Northern Europe around the North Sea. During your walk out to the lighthouse your guide will share details about its operation and legacy. Established in 1849, Ryvarden was one of 212 lighthouses that guided sailors home. Located between the strong winds and exposed coastline of the Sletta Sea and Bømlafjorden, Ryvarden's light shining on the horizon has always been a welcome sight.

When you reach the lighthouse about 30 minutes later you may be surprised by its classic good looks-a white 33-foot-tall square wooden tower topped with a red lantern. Once manned by three families, the lighthouse how houses an art gallery and museum.

With a little time to yourself you can relax with a refreshing beverage, visit the gallery or gaze out over the promontory and imagine yourself an ancient light keeper waiting for your ship to come in.

When your walking tour of the Ryvarden Lighthouse comes to a close you'll understand why this landmark building has remained a Norwegian landmark for over 165 years.

Special Notes:

This tour will operate bu coach and on foot. There are approximately 1 hours walking throughout the tour, over a hilly gravel road.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart the ship by Motorcoach and travel to Mølstrevåg

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:30

Walk to Ryvarden Lighthouse for refreshments & Time at Leisure

Transport type:
Walking
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
01:00
Free time at site:
60
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Depart Ryvant Lighthouse and re-board the motorcoach and return to the ship

Transport type:
Non Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00