Monday, 11 February 2019

About 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.

Foto of Liliya Bichurina

Summer work at Slettnes?

This year's season will run from June 8th. to August 11th.
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 by April 30th.

  Aerial by Tormod Amundsen / Biotope. Used with permission.

The summer season 2019 is now open for booking.

The main season next year will run from June 8th to August 11th. For booking of accomodation, please visit the booking page.

Groups who want to visit the lighthouse at other times of the year are kindly asked to email an enquiry to well in advance.

Opening hours 2019

The café, guiding and accomodation services are open every day 11-18 from June 8th to August 11th.
For accomodation, please visit the booking page.

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

End of the 2017 summer season

Another great summer season has come to an end, and scientists, birders, tourists, locals and artists hopefully all keep positive memories from their time spent at Slettnes.

Johan Fredrik Arntzen among his wonderful sculptures and paintings in the machine hall. Kulturdugnad Gamvik 2017.

Vassvik rocks in gale & showers. Opening night, Kulturdugnad Gamvik. Photo by Kari Sørbø Jonsson

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.