Hurtigruten - "De mooiste boottocht ter wereld"
Høyevarde lighthouse is an exclusive and unique cultural heritage. When you arrive at the location, either with boat or car, you will feel that the place will give you sense of calm.This is an exceptionally great place with a beautiful lighthouse and excellent facilities. It's available for conferences and other groups all year around and for individual guests in June and July.
The history of Høyevarde:
Høyevarde lighthouse was established in 1700 and has been an important lighthouse in Karmsundet, formerly known as Nordvegen - way to the North. Høyevarde lighthouse as it stands today is from the year 1858 and today you'll find the light keepers house, customs, boathouse and a wood-fired bakery. In 1700 Heinrich Petersen Ysted received the royal license to operate the lighthouse.
Høyevarde lighthouse is approximately 60 acres of landscape, and is situated as a untouched treasure at the end of Hydro's construction site at Karmøy.
Høyevarde has comfortable rooms, meeting rooms, a stately dining room and a beautiful garden. On the site there is also a Bronze Age burial from the year 1500 BC.
Høyevarde is mentioned in English history books, because the Earl of Bothwell, Mary Stuart second husband, was captured in Høyevarde after emigrating from Scotland.
At Høyevarde it is Lothe's Food and Wine house that manage the kitchen. They only use fresh ingredients and change menus according to the season. Local food is their focus, and with own sheep, chickens, beehives and herb garden that is no problem.
The banquet facilities in Tollbodet/meetingroom: 30 people and the meetingroom in Naustet: 12 people. For overnight stays: 8 double rooms. Arrival: 1 and a half hour with car from Stavanger, 15 minutes with car from the airport and 20 minutes with car from the city centre.
Open for individual guests weekends in June and July.
Open all year around at request for conferences and other groups.