Visitor Centre Wetland Lista

This centre serves all those who want to experience and learn about this environment. We are located at Lista Lighthouse and present the international protection status of the Lista Wetland System, especially focusing on the RAMSAR areas at Lista, the protected areas at Lista, the bird migrations and Slevdalsvannet nature reserve.

We receive school classes all year round and carefully organize the visits to this unique natural environment for any group or private person. Our task is to increase the understanding of and general insight into the functions of the wetlands as an ecosystem as well as its value to us as human beings.

Please visit our showroom in Langhuset (The Long House) at Østhasselstrand.

A restauration report from Slevdalsvann January 2017

Status through 2019 with condition assessment.

What are we

Visitor Center Wetland Lista is in an establishment phase. The center is the first state-authorized nature conservation center in southern Norway. We will produce exhibitions, give information and make activities around the Lista Wetland System. The Visitor Centre is located at Lista Fyr. The authorization from the Environment Agency applies for the period 2015-2019.

Who are we

Lista Lighthouse and Visitor Center Wetland Lista is merged into one unit, organized as a project in Farsund 365. Norwegian Ornithological Society and Farsund 365 are project owners. The project board consists of the Norwegian Ornithological Society, Farsund 365, the Lister Outdoors' council, Farsund Municipality and the county governor of Aust- and Vest-Agder. Vest-Agder County Municipality has an observer role on the board.


We receive schools and groups all year and are open every day during summer. In a few hectic summer months some 30,000 visit the lighthouse. We would like to visit your school or company to tell you more and what you can learn and experience on Lista. Contact us by e-mail: or phone +47 906 12 688