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Tungenes Lighthouse

This beautiful headland is a favourite short walk with superb sea views. It can be very windy here. The perfect place for a brisk walk to blow away the cobwebs or explore the rocks and rockpools down by the sea. There is a small boat harbour and a good museum to boats and working on the sea (open four days a year).
The lighthouse (or Lys, in norwegian) is no longer used, but there are often art exhibitions and other information here.

the lighthouse seen from offshore
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looking out to the North Sea From the little harbour walk past the Norsk Sjobruk museum of old boats and engines. Follow the path through the field of curious cows along to the lighthouse. Then either return the same way or walk along the dirt road from the lighthouse back to the harbour.

For a longer walk, continue over the stile at the lighthouse along the rocks for 1.5km to the small and beautiful Sande beach. This is the most northerly of the Jaeren sandy beaches. Return to the carpark along the road or retrace the coastal route.
Map reference:
Rogaland Fylkeskart (scale 1: 200 000) 039 491
By car:
Drive north from Stavanger on the E39 and follow signs for Randaberg then Tungenes.

At the end of the road beside the small boat harbour.
By bus:

Local bus from Stavanger Sentrum to Randaberg.
Second bus to Tunge.
Distance from Stavanger: 13km

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inside the museum
small boat harbour Travel time from Stavanger:
20 minutes by car
60 minutes by bus
Duration of the visit:
1 hour or more

Cafe at lighthouse (Sundays only)

Toilets at lighthouse

Kids verdict:
Clambering along the rocks and playing in rock pools beyond the lighthouse is fun.
See also:
Sande beach
Viste beach area
Viste to Vistnes coastal walk

Hotel booking in the Stavanger area
Tungenes on Museum Open Day
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