The northern tip of Jæren; a central lookout post on the approachway to Stavanger. Here you will find magnificent sandy beaches with sand dunes and a fantastic boulder embankment, Børaunen, thought to be one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.
Vistnestunet is a well-known, attractive estate dating from the latter part of the 19th century, and is operated by Jærmuseet, which runs a group of local museums.
Preserving the lighthouses along the Norwegian coast is a focus area, as they are an important part of our coastal culture. Tungenes Fyr is one of these lighthouses. Tungenes Fyr was built in 1828, and closed down in 1984. Besides the lighthouse itself, there is a master lighthouse keeper’s residence from 1938, a lighthouse attendant’s residence from 1957/58, outhouses, machine room and cabin. Tungenes Fyr is subject to a conservation order dating back to the 1930s.
Today, the lighthouse is used as a centre for art and culture. The Oskar Sørreim collection, lighthouse museum and maritime museum. A simple café with good café fare.
Tungenes and the surrounding area are popular destinations for the people of Sør-Rogaland as well as tourists. There is a wealth of majestic scenery to be enjoyed, whatever the weather or season, with ships being loaded and unloaded offshore, you get the feeling something is always happening here. People often combine a visit to Tungenes with a stroll in Tungevågen.
Tungenes Fyr is part of the Norwegian Coastal Authority museums.Open Sundays 12 noon – 4 pm February–November and daily 12 noon – 4 pm from mid-June until mid-August.
Randaberg Tourist Information:
Randabergvn. 370, 4070 Randaberg
51 41 41 00
Mon–Fri 8 am to 3.30 pm