The beautiful harbor at Kvitsøy

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Kvitsøy is the smallest municipality in Norway (in area). Kvitsøy is first mentioned in the Snorre Saga. In 1591 the population had become large enough to fund the raising of a church, which is still standing and the first new church in the county after the reformation. From the mid 18th century Kvitsøy was the location of one of the first navigation beacons in western Norway, and this was later converted to a lighthouse service. To this date it is the home of the region's naval navigation service.

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Svein-Magne Tunli from Bergen - Norway

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Amelia Royan on November 1, 2012

I would love to visit this island, but we will only be in Norway for another 5 weeks, so I have missed out on the chance to visit. I believe it was the site of high power transmitters for short wave and medium wave broadcasting The last time I looked, from the Rogaland coast, they seem to have taken down the posts!

Greetings, Amelia

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on September 22, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Svein-Magne Tunli
    • Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    • Taken on 2012/08/11 11:02:33
    • Exposure: 0.002s (1/500)
    • Focal Length: 65.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.500
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash