Rørvik - surrounded by thousands of islands
The maritime splendour of Rørvik and its surroundings is an attraction in itself
Rørvik is a port town in the Vikna archipelago, a municipality consisting of approximately 6,000 islands, islets and reef. The climate is maritime, and plum and apple trees are found in many private gardens, even here at 65°N. Most of the buildings are made of wood, giving Rørvik a typical small-town feeling. The Vikna archipelago is an attraction in itself, and Hurtigruten offers a prime view. This is a paradise for small boat cruises, kayaking, canoeing and diving. Winter fishing for cod has always been an important industry, and every year there is a Cod Festival in March. Enjoy this vibrant fishing village, a good meal made of cod, liver and roe, or engage in many other maritime activities.
The coastal museum Norveg is an architectural landmark. Enjoy a visit and learn about the region's culture and history over the last 10,000 years, from the first people to come here and the current challenges as one of the world's leading fishing nations.
The historic trading place Berggården played a central role in Rørvik's development starting in 1878. Experience the atmosphere in a shop from 1910 and discover artefacts that tell stories about how people lived and worked in this lively area 150 years ago.
The last recorded sighting of a sea serpent in Norway was made in 1926 by two boys fishing for mackerel on the northern side of Vikna, by Lysøya Island to the west of our route. The serpent was reported to be 200 m long and had 60 humps. Unfortunately, the boys did not bring a camera.