Kråkenes Lighthouse and the surrounding area with the view to the Atlantic Ocean is a popular goal for adventure seekers.
Kråkenes Lighthouse was built in 1906 and is located at Kråkenes, at the far end of Vågsøy in Kinn Municipality. Today you can stay the night over in the lighthouse and in Stormhuset near by.
Visit Nordfjord is the official destination company for the Nordfjord area.
The lighthouse at Kråkenes was destroyed during the Second World War, but it was rebuilt in 1950. In 1986, Kråkenes Lighthouse was automated.
The lighthouse keeper assistant with family lived in Stormhuset (the Storm House) near the lighthouse. Stormhuset was built in 1930.
Today, Kråkenes Lighthouse and the surrounding area is a popular goal for the locals but also for tourists.
It happens that the weather is so violent at Kråkenes that the sea spray hits far above the lighthouse. It is not safe to be outside near Kråkenes Lighthouse in such weather conditions.
It is a beautiful experience in summer and when the sun sets in the quiet Atlantic Ocean.
Ytre Nordfjord Turlag currently offers accommodation at Kråkenes Lighthouse and in Stormhuset, which is located 50 meters from the lighthouse. There is also a small café there in the summer. Season: Summer.
NOTE – It happens that the storms are so violent in the fjords and on the Western Coast that the waves strikes far above land. When the storm is at its worst and the large waves strikes land, you need to be careful and keep safe distance to the water! Bare rock face are often very slippery. Remember that approximately every seventh wave is extra big and high! This can vary from place to place, some places the frequency is somewhat lower or higher. It is important to take precautions for this.
The drive across the island of Vågsøy to Kråkenes
Below you can see a video from a drive across Vågsøy Island, from Kvalheim to Kråkenes Lighthouse. During the drive you have a great view towards the Atlantic Coast and the Atlantic Ocean.
Kannesteinen is a three meter high mushroom-shaped rock that has been formed by ice and the waves from the ocean during thousands of years. The rock is situated at Oppedal in the western part of Vågsøy, northwest of Måløy. It is a 33 kilometer long drive from Kråkenes Lighthouse to Kannesteinen.
The glaciers, fjords, sea and mountains in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer. Stryn Summerski, Hjelle and Segestad in Oppstryn, Rakssetra between Stryn and Loen, Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lodalen Valley with Lake Lovatnet and Oldedalen Valley with Lake Oldevatnet are all must-visit places when you are in the inner part of Nordfjord. Vågsøy with Kråkenes Lighthouse and Kannesteinen, West Cape, Hoddevik and Bremangerlandet with the Grotlesanden and Vetvika Beaches are some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Norway. Hjelle Hotel in Oppstryn, Hotel Alexandra in Loen and Knutholmen in Kalvåg are all great places to stay. Nordfjord is located in the northern part of the county of Vestland, in the centre of Western Norway.