Lyngør

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Lyngør
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Lyngør is located in Aust-Agder
Lyngør
Lyngør
Location of the village
Lyngør is located in Norway
Lyngør
Lyngør
Lyngør (Norway)
Coordinates: 58°37′57″N 9°07′47″E / 58.6326°N 09.1297°E / 58.6326; 09.1297Coordinates: 58°37′57″N 9°07′47″E / 58.6326°N 09.1297°E / 58.6326; 09.1297
Country Norway
Region Southern Norway
County Aust-Agder
District Østre Agder
Municipality Tvedestrand
Elevation[1] 10 m (30 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 4910 Lyngør

Lyngør is a village area on a group of small islands in the municipality of Tvedestrand in Aust-Agder county, off the southeast coast of Norway. The village is about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southeast of the town of Tvedestrand and also about 12 kilometres (7.5 mi) southwest of the town of Risør.[2] The village actually is located on several islands located very close together and separated by small straits that are less than 100 metres (330 ft) wide. The village is located on the islands of Holmen, Odden, Lyngøya, Steinsøya, and Askerøya. The Lyngør Lighthouse lies at the northeast edge of the village area.[3]

History[edit]

Previously, the village was a popular home for sea captains since it is only accessible by boat and it has no cars. The village is well-known for its scenic harbour and charming wooden houses. It is recognized as one of the best-preserved communities in Europe. Most of the buildings are now summer homes, but there are still about 75 permanent, year-round residents (in 2017). A hugely popular destination in the summer months, it has more recently struggled to maintain a stable permanent population since it has no road connections to the mainland. The community has a sail-making factory, a few restaurants that are open during the tourist season, and a famous general store.[3][2]

The strait that goes through Lyngør is also well known for the dramatic Battle of Lyngør during the Napoleonic Wars, in which the British Royal Navy effectively put an end to the last of Dano-Norwegian naval forces. The wreck of the Danish frigate Najaden was discovered in the strait in 1957.[3][2]

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Climate[edit]

Climate data for Lyngør Fyr (2004–2017)
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 2.6
(36.7)
2.2
(36)
5.3
(41.5)
9.4
(48.9)
13.6
(56.5)
17.6
(63.7)
20.0
(68)
19.2
(66.6)
16.3
(61.3)
11.5
(52.7)
7.3
(45.1)
4.0
(39.2)
10.8
(51.4)
Daily mean °C (°F) 1.1
(34)
0.4
(32.7)
2.9
(37.2)
6.7
(44.1)
11.1
(52)
15.0
(59)
17.4
(63.3)
16.6
(61.9)
14.0
(57.2)
9.5
(49.1)
5.7
(42.3)
2.5
(36.5)
8.6
(47.4)
Average low °C (°F) −0.5
(31.1)
−1.3
(29.7)
0.5
(32.9)
4.1
(39.4)
8.5
(47.3)
12.3
(54.1)
14.8
(58.6)
14.0
(57.2)
11.6
(52.9)
7.4
(45.3)
3.9
(39)
0.8
(33.4)
6.3
(43.4)
Source: Weather Online[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lyngør, Tvedestrand (Aust-Agder)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-01-04. 
  2. ^ a b c Lyngør, an island paradise www.visitnorway.com (in English)
  3. ^ a b c Thorsnæs, Geir, ed. (2017-07-14). "Lyngør". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 2018-01-04. 
  4. ^ "Lyngor Fur climate period: 2004–2017". WeatherOnline. Retrieved 23 December 2017.