Saturday 11 June 2022

Opening hours 2022

Slettnes cafe and lighthouse tower has limited access this summer due to renovation. For info and accomodation, please call +47 905  64 051 or +47 480 63 335

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

The summer season 2020 is now open for booking.

The main season this year will run from June 15th to August 9th. For booking of 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.

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!