w

The history

Landego Lighthouse was erected in 1901 on the island of Eggløysa to secure the entrance to Bodø from Lofoten. On the islet, the buildings still stand so that they act as protection against the ravages of the storm. Here is the lighthouse keeper residence and the assistant residence, the barn and two boathouses, as well as the machine house and the lighthouse itself which make up the most important function on the island …… Safety for seafarers.

2018-11-2910:31 Anne-Stine Gjervoldstad

Here is a little more about the houses that are on the island

The lighthouse

Of course, the lighthouse is the pride of the island. It was built in 1901 and has since then illuminated and marked the entrance to Bodø in all these years. In 1993, the lighthouse was automated, but it still lights up today. From the top you can see the entire "Lofotveggen" and the areas around Bodø, Kjerringøy, Mjelle and Steigen. With its 40 meters above high tide, it raises well over the ground.

The lighthouse keepers residence

The Lighthouse keepers residence was built at the same time as the lighthouse in 1901. Here we now have smaller rooms for groups and accommodation. From the house's living room you can sit and watch over the shipping traffic to and from Bodø.

The assistants 

This building was erected in 1936 as a result of larger activities on the lighthouse in connection with the installation of the fog horn in the tower. In this building, the hosts now live. Here you will also find the lighthouse's living room where we serve breakfast, lunch and smaller dinner party. In this house some of our overnight guests stay.

The barn

The long and low building facing the Lofot wall is the former barn. Meetings and larger dinners are arranged here. Here you can, among other things, view the whole history of the Hurtigruten ships. Behind the barn you have a great panoramic view of Lofoten.

The boathouses

At the quay you will find two boathouses. The assistants boathouse and the lighthouse keepers. Here we have a bar and some changing facilities you can use before visiting our famous hot tubs. The lighthouse boathose has recently been rebuilt after a fire leveled it with the earth in 2012.

The machine house

The machine house is located between the lighthouse and the barn. Here, the Coastal Administration has its equipment and the automation central that today controls the lighthouse.

Skagen Hotel, as part of Landego Lighthouse's history

In the autumn of 1993 we got in touch with the Norwegian Coastal Administration, and the idea of ​​starting activities at Landego Lighthouse was born.

A short consultation internally was done, and 10 years after the last people had lived at the lighthouse, we quickly started a large upgrade job. This was done in consultation with the Directorate for Cultural Heritage and the County Conservator. The lighthouse was again ready for people - and in April 1994 we could proudly open for our guests.

Since then, we have continued to regularly upgrade the place. It has been an exciting work, where we have had to learn how to putty windows, we have demolished "Korea-panels" and uncovered fantastic original panel walls. Here we also found remnants of paint, and after some analysis, several rooms were painted up as we think they looked in 1901.

The unmistakable lighthouse style of the interior has been retained. This is characterized by the fact that changing families have lived in the lighthouse and taken their things from different places and eras and placed here.

Another, and important part of the coastal culture, which has benefited from Landego Fyr's services for all years is Hurtigruten. We have obtained great drawings of all the Hurtigruten ships from 1893 to 1994, and these adorn the walls of the barn. Here they all hang together - from the Vesteraalen to Richard With.

Now that the bulb is automated and no longer needs its own lighthouse keeper, it is today our staff who are keepers at Landego Lighthouse and focus on our guests, who fill the place that is so close to our heart.

We at Skagen Hotel work tirelessly to safeguard this gem in northern Norwegian coastal history, and have a great desire for as many as possible to experience the place.