Welcome to Bøkfjord lighthouse

Welcome to Bøkfjord lighthouse

Honestly, I thought I might faint climbing up and down hills to get to this place.

But the struggles were worth it.

Berries!
Also, we found tons of blueberries on the way!

Some facts:

This lighthouse, on the south side of Varangerfjorden, was established in 1910 as a result of growing traffic connected to the mining activities in Kirkenes.

During the 2nd World War, German troops took over the lighthouse, and before they retreated in 1944, the whole station was demolished.

When it was rebuilt after the war, it was given a modern, functionalistic style by the famous architects Blasted and Munthe-Kaas.

Bøkfjord was de-manned in 2006.

The view
Spectacular hike in Northern Norway…

The station is owned by the state and protected as a national monument under the Cultural Heritage Act.

The Coastal Administration is cooperating with local interests to facilitate alternative use of the premises, meaning: You can book it for a night!

Breakfast at Bøkfjord lighthouse
Breakfast at Bøkfjord lighthouse.

And if you don’t have the power to walk to this pearl of a place, you can call for a boat. As we did on the way back (not because of the «power issue» – some of us had to catch a flight in the afternoon, and boating back seemed safer than walking in order to make it to the airport in time).

Boat by Bøkfjord lighthouse
Hoho, got picked up by boat!

As the Norwegian saying goes: Everybody agreed it had been a nice trip.

There’s a city by the sea…

There’s a city by the sea…

It’s a place called Jérémie!

In the south beyond the many mountains
In the south beyond the many mountains

There’s city with a western feeling, as in old western, but without the cowboys, or maybe they just don’t have the hats…

Sinking boat in the sea
But there’s concrete a boat there, that’s been sinking since last year
a narrow street in jeremie (haiti) with ocean view
And the narrow streets with ocean view
And the pretty sights in sunset

Byenveni!

(the road to get there is another chapter – you arrive in a milkshake-like state)

 

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