Perhaps contrary to first thought, Sweden’s pharological hotspots are not Egyptian Pyramids or statues paying homage to the ancient rulers of the Upper and Lower Nile. No, the attractions that draw pharologists from around the world have nothing to do with Egypt at all. So what are they? you ask – Lighthouses.
It is not surprising, given West Swedens extensive coastline and rocky shores, that it finds itself home to a fair number of these oft isolated but beautiful beacons that welcome ships home and warn them of rough waters. Some remain active today and some are not but many are open to the public for visits, dining, and even overnight stays.
Here is a list of lighthouses in the area with a plethora of information on what to do, how to get there, and who to talk to about it all!
And for the interested etymologist – pharology derrives from Pharos, the lighthouse at Alexandria, and one of the 7 wonders of the ancient world.