Ryvarden Lighthouse - Where horizons are wide

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 59.526440311
Longitude: 5.2259731292
Transport description

From Haugesund: RV 47 – RV 541: 18 km (22 minutes)


General facilities

Parking place



Nature and terrain

Coastal area, Gravel, Heather, Lake

5550 Sveio

Phone+47 53 74 80 00
Phone+47 95 19 58 00
Fax53 74 80 01

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Not far away from the coastal town of Haugesund lies Ryvarden. This is an old lighthouse which has been given a new life as a cultural house. The lighthouse is located on the ocean’s edge, and invites you to  excursions in all weathers. 

The walk out to Ryvarden is on a wide and graveled path from Mølstrevåg, the walk is suitable for most people. It takes approximately 30 minutes each way, if you do not feel the urge to take small breaks along the way to enjoy the scenery. It is close to impossible to visit Ryvarden without feeling the power of nature, for both body and soul.

Ryvarden is located on a cape, which stretches out into the sea, a powerful meeting between sea and sky! It is also possible to rent the Lightkeepers residence at Ryvarden, in that way you will get to experience “lighthouse living”.

On weekends and during summer there are exhibitions and cafe at the lighthouse. Visit for more information about opening hours and artists.

On your way to the lighthouse you will pass the memorial site over the deceased after the Sleipner accident in 1999.


About the trail

* All year

* Grading: Green. For all. Graveled path. Good hiking shoes/ sneakers.

* Length – 4 km/ 1 hour, tour/detour (2 km and 30 minutes one way). This is the total time, not included breaks.

* Car parking in Mølstrevåg


Equipment and clothing

* Good hiking shoes / sneakers and a wind-proof jacket is recommended. The time estimate does not include breaks. It is nice to sit down and enjoy your homemade lunch.


How to get here

* Access: by car from Haugesund.

* Parking: Marked car parking in Mølstrevåg.


Where to stay

Ryvarden Kulturfyr

Hytter i Sveio

Hoteller i Haugesund



Other activities and attractions:



Karmsund Folkemuseum

Haugesund Billedgalleri


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