Eigerøy Lighthouse road

Drive to the Eigerøy Lighthouse in Egersund

Eigerøy Lighthouse road is a roller-coaster ride with quite a few steep climbs and downhills located on Norway’s southwestern coast on the small island of Midbrødøya off the western edge of Eigerøya in Eigersund, Rogaland. 

This paved road leads to the Eigerøy Lighthouse, a lighthouse established in 1854 and automated in 1989. The lighthouse stands 32.9 meter tall. The road is winding, in some places only wide enough for one vehicle. The lighthouse 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.

Starting from Road Fv65 572, the drive is 2,6 km 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.  The complex now includes overnight accommodation and a Sunday café in the lighthouse keeper’s residence.

 

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