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.

Phony Finnmark vol.1

Phony Finnmark vol.1

also shot with phony (before the upgrade):

phony summer vol.1 – phony haitiphony winter – phony turkeyphony autumn

Good and terrible news

Good and terrible news

Let’s begin with the bad: Something happened to my external memory disk #orwhatyoucallit and all the photos i have taken since easter, seem to be gOnE…

Good news: I’m returning to blogging, because I want to keep my memories somewhere safe. See this WordPress, I’m putting a lot of trust inn you! You better be around in 50 years.

An update is in order: I no longer live in Oslo. My new home lies 70 degrees north. It’s a wonderful and weird city, Alta.

Nordlyskatedralen

 

because you DO see northern lights here
Northern Lights, Alta

 

and also the midnight sun (this is like 10PM)
around

 

soon it will be dark 24/7, but now…sunsets ❤
Sunset, Alta

 

Welcome
Kjøretur i Finnmark

 

Prehistoric carvings, what is your purpose?
prehistoric carvings in Alta

 

prettiness everywhere!
Kjøretur i Finnmark

 

seriously ❤
alta
Kjøretur i Finnmark
Here’s pretty much what’s left of my Alta-photos 😿

 

70°N