For travellers looking for a stay that is out of the ordinary, Ryvingen Lighthouse is a compelling option. Not only is it Norway’s most southern lighthouse, it is also a museum, historic landmark and community treasure. Ryvingen Lighthouse was first lit in 1867 and manned until 2002. The now preserved site is located on Ryvingen Island in the municipality of Mandal. Surrounded by rich fauna, cliffs and blue waters as far as the eye can see, it is a place of immense natural beauty. With around 100 acres of land on the island, there are also plenty of nature trails to explore.