Loop Head is located in the west of Ireland. Its lighthouse, at one of the most westerly points of Europe, overlooks the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean. The lighthouse was built in the 1850s, and became automated in 1991.
On the Norwegian island archipelago Lofoten, several lighthouses can be found. Vestfjorden, the sea area located just south of Lofoten, is an important spawning area for cod and the fishery industry. This film introduces the history of several lighthouses in Vestfjorden.