The lighthouse at Vikeholmen, built in 1875
The lighthouse keepers house, you will find it by the entrance of Skudeneshavn harbour, at the southern part of Karmøy, Norway. If you are looking for a positive holiday in unique surroundings, Vikeholmen lighthouse is a perfect alternative. It is recently renovated for tourist rental. Vikeholmen is only accessable by boat. By using the boat that comes with the house, Skudeneshavn is only 5 minutes away. The boat has an outbord engine, and 4 lifevests, pluss other necessities. The house has 3 bedrooms with 2 beds in each, and possibility to add 4 extra beds in the hall and the 2nd floor. You will find quilts and pillows for 12 persons. We have no linen or sleepingbags. Showers and WC and a freezer in the small house.
PRICES pr. week:
NOK 5.000 April – May
NOK 6.000 June – August
NOK 5.000 Sept. – October
NOK 3.000 Friday – Sunday
Contact: Steinar Mæland
Phone: +47 970 72 948 / +47 481 04 654
Skudeneshavn: «Small, white and beautiful»
Here is LINK to the official touristinformation from Skudeneshavn
The first lighthouse at Vikeholmen was built in 1849 in connection with the rich herring fishing in this area throughout long periodes of the nineteenth century. In ordre to improve the conditions for sailing at night, several seasonal lighthouses were built that were to be lit only in the herring fishing period, from Christmas to the end of Marsh.
The lighthouse were small wooden shacks with room only for a small table and a chair. The lighthose keeper sat there at night tending the lamp.
At that times there was no dwelling at the lighthouse, so the job was performed by somone living locally.
Soon there was a demand for the light to be lit all year, and in 1875 the present lighthouse was erected.
The lighthouse was operational until 1908. Since then the lighthouse has been a private home, and from 1964 owned by Skudenes Seaman Association.
The lighthouse at Vikeholmen is totaly renovated and appares today as an exclusive holiday residence.