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150 year-old lighthouse at the entrance to the harbour of Aalesund
The interior of the lighthouse is completely round, only 3 meters in diameter, but through effective use of the available spaces, Molja now boasts a bedroom upstairs and a bathroom downstairs. The interior design was carried out by Snohetta, Norway's most well known architects (designers of Oslo Opera House and Ground Zero museum in the New York City among many other landmark projects). They have carefully achieved a wonderfully distinctive blend of modern facilities with the historic and rustic interior.
Experience Molja lighthouse. There is nowhere else quite like it!
The lighthouse is positioned at the end of a 100 metre sea wall, creating an experience that is entirely unique, as you are able to experience the seclusion of a tiny building facing the power of nature - some say it is even more of an experience to stay during a winter storm than on a beautiful summer's day - while at the same time very close to the center of town.
Aalesund itself is charming and was visited by 70,000 cruise passengers last year. It was recently voted the most picturesque town in Norway.
Molja Fyr is run and administered by the nearby Hotel Brosundet which is almost equally distinctive in a different way. The Hotel Brosundet is located in a 100+ years-old protected building. As a result Molja Fyr has become known locally as "Room 47" due to the small boutique Hotel Brosundet having 46 rooms within its building. Full hotel facilities are available from Hotel Brosundet, including the Maki Restaurant, which has established a superb reputation for its fresh seafood.