Once ship navigation necessities, lighthouses possess a strange charm of seaside adventure, and stand alone as enigmatic engineering structures that masterfully depict humans’ relationship to the ocean. However, as the need for these coastal guardians diminished, so did the excitement they ignited, and some of them have been left neglected looking over the sea. Many are no less majestic than they ever were, however, and they’ve become more historic with age, so we’re shedding light on the lighthouses (pun intended) worthy of an outing.
Elina Eronen Piper is a creative freelance writer, a curious soul and an imaginative wordsmith with a love for unique travel experiences, Scandinavian design and salty liquorice. She has written for the likes of Expedia Finland, REVS, Costume and ELLE Finland.