You can stay overnight in the lighthouse itself or in the assistant house.
On the mound behind the lighthouse there is the best view, so I would live in the assistant house. And if you are going to spend the night in the lighthouse in a full storm, remember earplugs. It makes a lot of noise. We have so much hectic weather in this country, storm tourism should have been much more sold to foreign and Norwegian tourists as a great experience, says Garfors.(Google translation)
More info: krakenesfyr.com
OK no storm for you.
What about a trip on the new ships of Havila Kystruten when things get back to normal?: https://www.havilakystruten.no/
Here is an image of one of the 4 ships in what is seen as Norway’s Best Fjord by many:
Yes the old Lofoten.
After 56 years up and down the Norwegian coast in the Coastal Express she has been sitting here in Ålesund for several months, waiting for her new owners to take her to a shipyard for conversion to a school ship.
Here she is a few years ago, when still in Hurtigruten:
Filmed by a real MS Lofoten enthusiast, Tommi Rotonen from Sweden, a friend from Captains Voyage forum.
Ovation of the Seas in Milford Sound, New Zealand. When it’s not raining it’s about to. Sometimes the sun pokes through. In winter snow makes it more picturesque but sea conditions outside the Fiords would not be appreciated by the punters on the cruise ships.
Paid over 4 million - The National Museum is the secret buyer of record painting
The National Museum has secured the unique Hans Gude painting «Fjord landscape from Balestrand». They paid 4.1 million kroner for the picture, which is a new record.
“Fjord landscape in Balestrand” by Hans Fredrik Gude.
NEW RECORD: This painting by Hans Gude shows mountains and landscapes in Balestrand in Sogn. Now everyone can see the painting at the National Museum.
Today, 08.May 2021, it is 76 years since the end of WWII in Europe.
Not many of those who were active in the resistance at home, in the Norwegian forces stationed in the UK, or the many Norwegians that served on merchant ships all over the world, but they are being remembered today.
The normal celebrations are somewhat subdued this year (and last) due to the pandemic, but flags are flying for all public buildings and most private houses.
At 1200 hrs. a 21 gun salute was sounding in most towns all around Norway.
One of the “branches” of the Norwegian forces that is remembers today is “Shetlandsgjengen”. (The Shetland Bus):
They operated from bases in Shetland, using small Norwegian fishing boats to bring supplies and saboteurs from the Special Forces into Norway and resistance fighter that had been compromised and had to escape Gestapo back to Shetland:
Those who served there were enrolled in the Norwegian Navy, but did not wear their uniforms while on operations. as they were trying to blend in with other Norwegian fishing vessel, going about their normal business:
Here is a clip from a film about them that was made in 1954:
The entire movie (1hr 28 min.) is also available on Youtube:
PS> Some of the actual “Shetlandsgjengen” are acting as themselves in the movie. (Incl. Shetlands Larsen, the leader)
My Norwegian father (R.I.P.) was in a freighter at sea when Norway fell. The Master decided to take the ship home in order to see to his family’s needs. They were taken into custody upon arrival. The crew was then forced to labor for the Germans, transporting goods between Germany and Norge.
They sabotaged whatever they could that wasn’t immediately apparent. After the war, my dad continued to ship, and obtained his Norwegian Master license at age twenty-nine.