Skomvær Lighthouse and calm sea on Røst in Lofoten

Boattour to Skomvær Lighthouse

Join Day @ Sea on a four hour boat trip to the maritime engineering marble Skomvær Lighthouse. The trip goes through what has been one of the worlds biggest seabird colonies. We goes ashore at the lighthouse if the sea is calm enough to do so safely. You will get a guided tour round the island and hear the story about the construction and the life on the lighthouse.

The Construction

Five seasons of constructions completed in 1887. Stil operating and with technology we cant copy today.

The Job

Three to four man kept the two tonn heavy lense rotating from sunset to sunrise using only muscle power.

The Life

Farming the little land available together with keeping animals, fishing and hunting made the small community almost self-sufficient.