Between Sandnessjøen and Brønnøysund lies the island of Vega. This wonderful cultural landscape was added to UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2004. The basis of the status is the islanders´ outstanding tradition for tending wild eider ducks.
The trip from Sandnessjøen passes myriad offshore islands leading to Gardsøy on Vega. Enjoy a visit to Vega World Heritage Centre and a journey through the history of the Vega archipelago, from the early Stone Age settlements to modern times. Get an insight into the 1500-year-old practice of tending eider ducks, a tradition that continues to this day.
After an eventful day, we travel along the idyllic Helgeland coastline to Brønnøysund and re-board the ship.