Vega World Heritage Area

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Vega World Heritage Area
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The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage status in 2004. The islands gained this status mostly because of the unique interaction between the eider duck and the island population during the nesting season. To this day the locals protect the nesting birds against all dangers and in return get the precious eider down as a trading commodity when the birds leave their nests. The eider harvesting has been an important industry run by women and the inscription on the World Heritage list can also be interpreted as a tribute to their efforts
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Gone Walkabout
Tonsberg, Norway560 contributions
The heritage was a litte anonymus
Jun 2020
Our visit didn`t reflect the marketing of the world heritage area. The archipelago is great, but the world heritage site thing did not impress us, though I am sure that the history behind is worth keeping.
Written July 6, 2020
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Russell G
Lincoln, UK186 contributions
Much ado about nothing
Aug 2019 • Couples
Reading about this place in the guidebooks you would think it was some kind of wonderland. Well it's nice but not that fantastic. The north of the main island is worth a look and Vega camping is relaxing but there are better places to see, so save the ferry money and do something else
Written August 16, 2019
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M M
Lisbon, Portugal102 contributions
Vega Archipelago is incredible
Jul 2016
We were welcomed by very warm hosting people. The interpretation centre and museum are amazing, the explanation they give and the content are great. Its a lovely small town with beautiful nature surroundings, and of course the tastier waffles with brown cheese. Its a UNESCO site, and a great place to learn about eider ducks and the sustainable production of the most warm clothes in the world. Its a must do for sure!
Written August 27, 2016
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