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

Visit Nordfjord is the official destination company for the Nordfjord area.

FJORDS NORWAY - Kråkenes Lighthouse Panorama
Kråkenes Lighthouse Panorama

Kråkenes Lighthouse with view to the Atlantic Ocean

FJORDS NORWAY - Kråkenes Lighthouse at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.
Kråkenes Lighthouse at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.

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.

Kråkenes Lighthouse at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.
Kråkenes Lighthouse at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.

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 at Vågsøy

Kannesteinen at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.
Kannesteinen at Vågsøy in Nordfjord.

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.

It is a great experience to see this special stone, a wonderful work of art made by nature itself.

In the summer, when the weather is nice, you can experience Kannesteinen at sunset. In the horizon you can then see the Atlantic Ocean “meeting” the sky in strong and beautiful colours.

There is a trail down to the beach where Kannesteinen is located. The rock is situated at Oppedal in the western part of Vågsøy, northwest of Måløy.

Nordfjord – What to See and Do

Wallpaper from Loen Skylift in Nordfjord, Norway.

The mountains, glaciers, fjords and the coastline in the Nordfjord area have some of the finest scenery Norway has to offer.

Stryn Summer Ski, Hjelle and Segestad in Oppstryn, Loen Skylift and Via Ferrata, Briksdalsbreen Glacier in Olden, Lodalen Valley with Lake Lovatnet and Oldedalen Valley are all must-visit places when you are in the inner part of Nordfjord.

The Lodalen valley is like a postcard, there is beautiful and wild nature everywhere you turn. Kjenndalsstova is a great starting point for adventures on lake Lovatnet. There you can rent rowing boats and a canoes, and join guided fishing trips. They also offer boat trips with the tourist boat MS Kjenndal which runs between Kjenndalsstova and Sande by lake Lovatnet.

Rakssetra is located up on the hillside at Oppheim between Loen and Stryn. The view from Rakssetra down to Nordfjord, Oldebukta and Olden is fantastic.

Vågsøy with Kråkenes Lighthouse and Kannesteinen, West Cape and Bremangerlandet with Grotlesanden Beach are some of the most beautiful coastal landscapes in Norway. The stunning beach in Hoddevik at Stad on the west coast of Nordfjord is a popular goal for surfers all year round. Hoddevik is considered one of Norway’s best surfing areas.

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.

Accommodation at Kråkenes

Accommodation at Kråkenes Lighthouse and in Stormhuset

Kråkenes Lighthouse Webcam

Webcam from Kråkenes Lighthouse



Here you will find an overview of recommended HOTELS in addition to SPA & BATH HOTELS and OTHER ACCOMMODATION PLACES in Western Norway. The combination of beautiful nature, activities that you can do in all four seasons and a stay at a great accommodation is unique. A stay in one of these places will do you good, both for body and mind.

There are ten restaurants that have awarded Michelin stars and Michelin awards in Western Norway. Eight of the Michelin restaurants are in Stavanger and two in Bergen. Here you will find FJORDS MICHELIN, where you will also find a list of recommended hotels in Western Norway, recommended by Michelin.

USEFUL LINKS is a list of websites with great information on Norway and the Fjords. FAQ is an overview of articles that answer the most common questions you have when planning to visit the fjords in Western Norway.

Kråkenes Lighthouse – Map Overview