Wednesday, 10 June 2020

Slettnes Lighthouse

The world's northernmost mainland lighthouse is located near the village of Gamvik in Finnmark, Norway. It was built in the early years of the 20. century, destroyed in 1944 and rebuilt in 1945-48. Situated on a vast coastal plain between the Barents Sea and the Nordkyn mountains, Slettnes is a fascinating place to visit for people who enjoy scenery, wildlife, history and the brute forces of nature. The visitors' services operate from mid June to mid August. At other times of the year, the lighthouse is open to groups who have made an appointment in advance.

Wednesday, 29 March 2017

Summer work at Slettnes?

This year's season will run from June 10th. to August 13th.
We are looking for service-minded people with work experience from café, accomodation and guiding. Skills in Norwegian and English are required, German is useful. Please send your application and CV to slettnes@kystmuseene.no by April 30th. 

Aerial by Tormod Amundsen / Biotope. Used with permission.
 

Thursday, 22 September 2016

Engagement and Proposal

Mostly known for it's architecture and the surrounding nature, the lighthouse is also a well established scene for romance! Wedding parties have taken place here as early as in the 1950's, and also in recent years. This summer, the tower was the scene of a touching engagemnet & proposal ceremony, as Satu and Ilpo from Finland got it all together:
 
Satu with our guide Lillian. We wish Satu and Ilpo the best of luck, and welcome back for any aniversary!

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

Kulturdugnad Gamvik 2016

The cross-disciplinary mini-festival Kulturdugnad Gamvik will open at Slettnes lighthouse July 31st. at 20:00. Free admission. Welcome!
For further details, please visit Kulturdugnad Gamvik on facebook.

Friday, 24 June 2016

Talk on the Arctic skua, July 3rd. at 15:00

The arctic skua, aka the Parastic jaeger, is a bird that dominates Slettnes Nature Reserve these days. The area is home to the country's largest breeding population. It is highly aggressive by the nest,  and most people prefer to keep a certain distance between themselves and the elegant dive bomber.
Researchers from IMARES (Institute for Marine Research and Ecosystem Studies) from Wageningen University, The Netherlands, has followed birdlife at Slettnes closely for years. Sunday July the 3rd, Hans Schekkerman will give a talk on their research and its' results, including this season's findings. Welcome! 


From the Big Apple to the Barents Sea, Fra Storbyen til Storhavet

Artist in residence in Gamvik, Cecilie Dahl is presenting the site specific project "From the Big Apple to the Barents Sea, Fra Storbyen til Storhavet" on July 31st @ Slettnes Lighthouse. The show is a part of Kulturdugnad Gamvik and is supported by The Norwegian Arts council. The project is a collaboration with Gamvik Art Foundation.
Dahl works conceptually and utilizes a variety of medias. She has been active as an artist for close to three decades and has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally.
Dahl is currently showing the installation “Stranger than Paradise, - her er saa underligt…" Galleri Sølvberget, Stavanger Cultural House.


Thursday, 3 March 2016

Summer season 2016 open for booking

We're happy to announce that the summer season 2016 is now open for booking. From June 11th. to August 14th, cosy rooms, friendly staff and a much appreciated breakfast awaits the adventurous traveller. Please visit the booking page for further details.