Jøssingfjord - Things to Know Before Visiting
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Jøssingfjorden is a fjord in the Sokndal municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The 3-kilometer long fjord is narrow and deep and is surrounded by mountains. It sits about 4 kilometers southeast of the municipal center of Hauge. There is some settlement on the southeastern side of the fjord: the villages of Li, Vinterstø, and Bu. There is a road that runs along the southeast coast of the fjord, with sharp hairpin turns leading down from the mountains to the shore of the fjord both heading nort
Attractions Near Jøssingfjord
A beautiful suspension bridge that was located over the river Sira in the municipality of Flekkefjord in Agder, Norway. It was built in 1844 and listed as a historical monument in 1959. It was renovated several times to gain the shape of what now we see. It was one of the key attractions in this area and a look over to history.
The Lista Lighthouse is a 34 meter tall stone tower which was lit for the first time on the 10th of November 1836. During the Second World War, a bunker system was built around the lighthouse to protect it from Allied Forces. Follow the 134 steps to the top and enjoy the fantastic view of the Lista peninsula and the sea. Adjacent to the lighthouse is an art gallary, an information centre and an ornithological station.
Established in 1853-54, it has one of Europe’s most powerful lights. The lighthouse was built to ensure the safety of the shipping traffic along the coast. It was the first cast-iron tower to be built in Norway. Eigerøy bird-watching station was established by the lighthouse in 1991.
Kvassheim Lighthouse is a coastal lighthouse located on the beach at Kvassheim in Hå municipality in Rogaland county, Norway. The lighthouse is located about 2.5 kilometers south of the village of Vigrestad. The original building was established in 1912 and automated in 1984. In 1990, the lighthouse was replaced with a smaller, automated lighthouse located about 70 meters to the west of the old building. The old building is now used as a museum and landmark.
The lighthouse has been designated a national lighthouse museum and hosts various exhibitions relating to the development and history of lighthouses, maritime culture, etc. The mountain hall below the lighthouse houses a cinema, exhibitions, and a café. The complex also comprises a museum shop, a restaurant, and a gallery. You can see the remains of a German WW2 fort, and there are marked paths in the area.
The Spangereid Canal runs across the Lindesnes Peninsula in Lindesnes municipality through Spangereid from Store Båly to Lenesfjorden. The purpose of the canal is to give small boat traffic an opportunity to pass Lindesnes without going out to sea. With a sailing height of 4.5 m, however, most sailboats are barred from crossing the canal and must still round Lindesnes at sea. It was now one of the tourist attractions in this area.
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Mainly a coastal region with fjords, beaches, and islands. It is the center of the Norwegian petroleum industry.