The lighthouse was established in 1867 and is Norway's southernmost lighthouse!
The state owns the southern part of the island (ca. 30 acres). Much of Ryvingen is currently included in Skjærgårdsparken and on fine days the island is a popular destination. It is a breakwater and an old steamship quay, which has been extended with a new pier in the harbor.
In the summer, Ryvingens Friends are responsible for accommodation at the lighthouse. The accommodation is organized on the same principle as tourist lodges in the mountains: "first come - first serve". It is to some extent possible to pre-book to avoid "hit & miss", but there are only a limited number of seats set aside each night for this. To order call out to the hosts at tel. 977 79 350.
In winter Siren Salthaug is the "LIGHTHOUSE HOSTESS" on Ryvingen and you can pre-book on tel. +47 95445745 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
30 beds in 8 rooms. Separate kitchen and living room. Full utensils provided; fridge, freezer and gas stove. Bring bedding / sleeping bag.
WC in the main house and outbuilding. 1 bath w / possibility of showering.
Water from the cistern is potable but we recommend bringing your own drinking water.
There is no offered organized ride, but you can contact the tourist's office for information about the boat and / or boat rental complete with skipper.