Saltholmen Lighthouse - Things to Know Before Visiting
Lillesand, 4790 Lillesand, Norway
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About Saltholmen Lighthouse
Saltholmen Lighthouse is a lighthouse that is on a small island off the coast about 2 kilometers southeast of the town of Lillesand in Agder county, Norway. There has been a lighthouse here since 1882. The island and lighthouse are named Saltholmen. This name comes from the salt extraction industry established by Hans Nielsen Hauge that once was located there. The lighthouse is only accessible by boat and the site is open, but the building is not open to the public.
Attractions Near Saltholmen Lighthouse
Lillesand Town and Shipping Museum is located in Carl Knudsen-garden in Agder. The main building is in Empire style from 1827 and is once again in its original colors. It contains a large collection of tools, kitchen utensils, and furniture which give a detailed picture of what our ancestors’ lives were like in a seaport. It is one of the key attractions in this area.
A vast and beautiful island located in the Lillesand municipality in Agder county, Norway. There are about 360 residents on the island located in scattered settlements across the island. The old outport, Brekkestø, lies on the south side of the island. The outport is one of the remains from the time of sailing ships in the Skagerrak coast. The island is largely characterized by summer tourism.
Homborsund lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the island Store Grønningen at the entrance to Homborsund outside Grimstad. The lighthouse is an example of a multi-family station as the lighthouse keeper lived together with his family on the island. The coastal strait is very busy during the summer, and the lighthouse has a great value of experience as part of the local environment.
Blindleia is a 20-kilometer long inland waterway in the municipality of Lillesand in Aust-Agder county, Norway. The strait starts in the Gamle Hellesund or Ulvøysund areas in southern Høvåg in the southwest and it continues northeast past the city of Lillesand. It is a saltwater fjord passage that is protected from the open sea by an elongated archipelago of skerries and larger islands. There are several narrow gaps as part of the waterway, some of them only 10 meters wide.
Since the year 1966, this zoological garden has been offering great memories to the tourists. At this 60-hectare zoo, you can go through many wild animals such as chimpanzees, tigers, zebras, wolves, orangutans, lions, cheetahs, wolverines, and lynxes. The zoo keeps the animals in a very careful manner. There are many shops and stores in this zoo garden along with restaurants that serve hot and freshly cooked food and drinks at a truly reasonable price.
A theme park inspired by the famous children's novel Fri. "Thief of Cardamom" by Thorbjøn Egner. 33 houses have been set up here, which look exactly like the illustrations in the book. Families known to readers stroll around the town, and a tram rides.
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Discover More Attractions in Agder, Where Saltholmen Lighthouse Is Located
Agder is a county and historical district of Norway in the southernmost region of Norway. The name Agder is older than the Norwegian language. Its meaning is not known.