Cruise Northern Norway & Svalbard

1 Vega Archipelago World Heritage Area

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The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO’s list of world heritage sites in 2004. The Vega Archipelago gained world heritage status mainly due to the unique interaction between eider ducks and generations of fishermen/farmers. A trip to the Vega Archipelago offers an exciting insight into the traditions of egg and down collection.   We travel by boat, or ferry and bus, to Nes, where we go ashore and visit the E-House, a museum and documentation centre about eider ducks. The museum documents the tradition of keeping eider ducks as domestic animals. You can experience the landscape of the eider duck with its exciting and colourful nesting architecture.   The tour then continues to the island with vacated fishing and dune villages in the idyllic Vega Archipelago. Here, you can experience well preserved buildings which, together with the eider duck, offer an exciting history.

Destination: 185

Suppliers: Brønnøy Havn KF

Season: Summer

Availability: June, July, August

Gallery:Brønnøysund

Guide Type: Personal

Duration: 5,5

Minimum number of Pax: 25

Maximum number of Pax: 90

Transfer from ship to attraction/activity: Boat / Bus and ferrry

Number of toilets: 2

Contact person: Tove Nordaas

E-mail: bronnoy.havn@bronnoy.kommune.no

Phone: +47 75 01 20 70

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