Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago

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Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago

Vegaoyan -The Vega Archipelago
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
Wondereful coastline
Jun 2020
The archipelago on Vega is really beautiful. You can hike, fish, go on a kayak trip or just drive along the shore. Either way it is beautiful. Drive safe on those narrow roads
Written July 6, 2020
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wilhelmm-norway
Fornebu, Norway179 contributions
Most beatiful archipelago there is!
Jul 2019 • Family
Vega comprises endless number of island, with bays, inlets, sounds, straights and shallow water between them. Most beautiful tableaux imaginable, and not important whether it rains or the sun shines - probably you will experience it all. Do try out water activities: Kayacking, white water rafting around the islands at hi speed, or slow fishing. Vega is rejuvenation and fonding your inner peace - enjoy!
Written August 13, 2019
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99Martin
York242 contributions
This relates to the fishing village of Nes and the e-Huset Museum.
Jul 2015 • Couples
If you take the Hurtigruten ship from Kirkenes back South to Bergen, you will doubtless be offered a trip to the "UNESCO World Heritage site on the island of Vega in the archipeligo.

The excursion takes you off the Hurtigruten ship and puts you on a small boat which takes you through endless low skerries for over an hour to a small fishing village called Nes at the North of the island of Vega. You are then taken for a coffee and a cake (which you will be ready for!) and a half hour lecture on Vega geography / history. You then go to the e-Huset Museum where you will learn about the fauna and especially the eiderduck, whose down is the economic mainstay of the islands (with a bit of help from tourism) and the reason why Vega has been listed by UNESCO.

You then get about twenty minutes to look round the village and then it is back on the boat for about an hour and a quarter to catch up with the Hurtigruten ship.

Endless skerries are visually, of limited appeal.

Don't expect to see any live eiderducks, although some wag had put a plastic decoy duck in the entrance of what purported to be an example of the duck houses or shelters that the locals provide for the ducks and their down.

The village is pretty enough but you won't have time to go anywhere else and there isn't really much to see, even in twenty minutes.

The excursion is (lets not beat about the bush) expensive, even by Hurtigruten standards. The most interesting thing to me was the admission that, after the War, the Government spent a lot of time and treasure relocating many of the old islanders to the mainland, because in an era or socialised education, medicine and so on, those services are expensive to provide in a very isolated place like Vega.

Now of course, they are expending time and treasure trying to coax people to return.
Make what you want of that experiment in social engineering!

Everyone was very pleasant, so I've been a bit more generous that the two or three stars this trip deserves. In fairness, in decent weather, I'm sure you could spend a very pleasant week hiring a cottage and hiking round the island. That would be a very different proposition.
Written August 31, 2015
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Olav K
Namsos, Norway32 contributions
It is a must
Jul 2014
Explore the island by bike Take a boat trip and visit Hav hotellet for an execellent meal. Be prepared for cold weather in the summer. Tourist information at Gladstad will help you out or ask the locals. To get there ferry from Horn outside Brønnøysund approx 1 hour or hurtigbåt from centre of Brønnøysund
Written June 13, 2015
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arne d
Oppdal, Norway505 contributions
Visit early summer - with own car.
May 2015 • Couples
We had wished to visit Vega for some time. The Archipelago is on the Unesco list, and deserve it. The landscape with a lot of small islands is unique and worth a visit. You can take a large ferry either from north (Tjøtta) or from south (Horn). Or a smaller boat from Brønnøysund without bringing your car. Taxi or minibus is no problem on the island. There are museums on Vega, but unfortunately they were closed in May.

There is a very good hotel "Vega Havhotell" 19 km from the ferry harbour "Igerøya" We recommend the hotel and their gourmet dinner.

Go for Vega, but better wait until June. Then everything will be open. And you can take a boat-trip to a neighbor island where the eiderduck lives.
Written May 23, 2015
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WinR
Wehl, Netherlands134 contributions
Beautiful Vega
Aug 2014 • Family
Not a lot of people knows that Vega is a Unesco Heritage Site since 2004 due to the unique relationship between the islanders and the eider ducks (!). A small museum at Nes on the north coast of Vega shows and explains this extraordinary relationship which protects the migrating eider ducks and in return earns the people valuable down.
Vega is quite popular and has therefore a lot of accommodation. Besides the eider ducks, popular activities in Vega is hiking, on the beautiful beaches and also climbing the mountain. A nice hike is along the the western shore, opposite to the dominant Sola island. Very nice sunset spot!
Written September 2, 2014
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alierommers640
Sneek, The Netherlands278 contributions
Nature at its best!
We were there at the end of August on an excursion from Sandnesjoen. We came there by Hurtigruten ship. The trip in the boat to Nes on Vega was beautiful. The small museum on the eider ducks and their relation with the people was very interesting. Local Kari was very informative. We loved the tour. Spend a couple of hours and were back on the boat to Bronnoysund to reboard our ship. We both loved it. So peaceful!
Written October 12, 2010
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