Brønnøysund – UNESCO Island Vega with bus and ferry
Join us on a trip through a myriad of Norwegian Sea islands to Gardsøy on Vega Island for a visit to the Vega World Heritage Centre
Learn how to clean eider duck down like the islanders have done for 1,500 years.
Get insight into the islanders’ way of life and how it led to Vega’s World Heritage status
Visit the Vega World Heritage Centre
Marvel at the islander’s will and ingenuity
Level 1: Suitable for everyone.
Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing are recommended
There is a café and shop at the World Heritage Centre where you can buy food and beverage and local souvenirs
The Vega archipelago was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. The Vega islands won their world heritage status mainly due to the unique centuries-old interaction between the islanders and eider ducks.
This tour to the Vega archipelago provides fascinating insight into the traditions of duck egg and down collection. The E-House, a museum and documentation centre about eider ducks, exhibits the tradition of keeping eider ducks as domestic animals and harvesting their down to fill duvets.
The World Heritage exhibition (new centre opens in 2019), providing even more detailed insight into Vega’s world heritage traditions and about life on Vega today.
Duration: 4 hours
Remarks/requirements: Comfortable shoes, warm and windproof clothing are recommended. There is a café and shop at the World Heritage Centre where you can buy food and beverage and local souvenirs