Visit to Tungenes lighthouse

A Monday I was off work and needed a little break from looking at all the work I was supposed to have done in the house. As the start of the day had mostly consisted of tidying, I was not feeling like doing too much more indoors. We got in the car and drove out to a lighthouse to get away and go for some fresh sea air.

Tungenes Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse that is in the municipality of Randaberg, the neighboring municipality to Stavanger where I live. The lighthouse is no longer in use, but it is used as a fine arts center and museum. Historically, the lighthouse was the main entrance to Byfjorden, the main fjord leading to the city of Stavanger.

Tungenes was first lit in 1828 at a time when the fishing and trade of herring increased the need for a safer entrance to the harbor of Stavanger. It was decommissioned and closed in 1984. Tungenes is now a protected site. It operates as a museum and cultural center and it holds concerts and art exibits.

After the walk we drove into Stavanger to go for a lovely meal because the sea air had made us a bit hungry. And then it was time to go back to the house

11 thoughts on “Visit to Tungenes lighthouse

  1. Visit to Tungenes lighthouse On Friday, June 11, 2021, The thoughts and life of me wrote:

    > masgautsen posted: ” A Monday I was off work and needed a little break > from looking at all the work I was supposed to have done in the house. As > the start of the day had mostly consisted of tidying, I was not feeling > like doing too much more indoors. We got in the car an” >

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