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Skjærstad Herring Oil Factory

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The only completely preserved herring oil factory from the early 1900s in Norway.

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The factory was built in 1922-23. It was operational until 1928 and has been preserved in its orgininal state. It was a sesonal business, linked to the herring fishing season, which lasted from September until Christmas.

Herring fishing was one of the most important industries in thos days. The factory on Skjærstad is today the only fully preserved herring oil factory in Norway from this period.

Contact www.stmu.no for further information or booking.

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Skjærstad Herring Oil Factory

Skjærstad Herring Oil Factory

The factory was built in 1922-23. It was operational until 1928 and has been preserved in its orgininal state. It was a sesonal business, linked to the...

Skjærstad Herring Oil Factory

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Harstad is located on Norway's biggest island Hinnøya, next to Vesterålen and Lofoten to the west, Narvik to the east and Tromsø to the north.

Key facts about Harstad

Harstad is a charming town with 23,000 inhabitants. It is an important meeting place for the region's population.

Where to stay in Harstad

Stay at hotels, cabins, a youth hostel, traditional wooden storehouses or private accommodation in houses and on farms.

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Bring some good shoes when you visit Harstad. Experience the town's attractions and nearby nature on foot.

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Tourist information in Harstad

The tourist information is located in the centre of Harstad, just opposite the express boat quay.
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