Driving to the iconic Eigerøy Lighthouse in Egersund
The iconic Eigerøy Lighthouse is located at the small island of Midbrødøya, in Rogaland county, Norway. It was Norway's first cast iron lighthouse.
Tucked away on Norway’s southwestern coast, the road to the lighthouse, Eigerøy fyr, is totally paved but very narrow. It’s a roller-coaster ride with quite a few steep climbs and downhills. The lighthouse, established in 1854 and automated in 1989, is 32.9 meter tall. It has one of Europe’s strongest lights. The lighthouse was built to ensure the safety of the shipping traffic along the coast. It has great views at any time, but especially on stormy days. The complex now includes overnight accommodation and a Sunday café in the lighthouse keeper’s residence. The area is prone to strong winds.
Starting at Road Fv65 572, the road to the lighthouse is 2.6km long (1.61 miles) long. But the last 1.5km are blocked to private vehicles by a barrier. The road ends on a parking lot. Not recommended if you don't know how to reverse.