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Guided tour at Kinn Island

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Pay a visit to the saga island of Kinn and immerse yourself in the history and delightful landscapes of this picturesque island with its medieval church.

Kinn is a fertile, verdant green island located off the coast of Florø. The seas surrounding Kinn provided an important source of herring in fishing for most of the 19th century. During peak herring fishing season, Kinn and the surrounding islands had a total population of approximately 15,000. Today, 9 people live on Kinn.

The fabled Kinn church was built in the Romanesque style and has been in use since the 12th century. It has been rebuilt and restored and is now as close to its original style as possible. The church is the oldest in the region of Sunnfjord. Its history is closely linked to the legend of St. Sunniva and her escorts, the men of Selju. However, it is now believed that the church was built by Celts, hiding from religious persecutors.

Guided trip to Kinn
You sail out of the coastal town of Florø on a local boat, passing the islands and skerries on the sailing out to Kinn. You will be met by your guide on the quay and taken on a fascinating tour of the medieval church.

Few Norwegian churches can boast such a breathtaking location as the stone church on Kinn island. The walk to the church takes about 40 minutes at a comfortable pace, following a gravel track of about 1 km length. During the walk, the guide explains some local history, including the heydays of herring fishing on Kinn. The atmosphere inside the church, which is one of the oldest in Norway, is quite unique. The guided tour is a trip back in time where you can learn all about the history of this fascinating building, from the 12th century until modern day.

After the guided tour, you are free to explore the rest of the island on your own. We can highly recommend a walk up the characteristic hill, Kinnaklova, which is also a well-known landmark for sailors. You can spend the night on the island.

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sundays from 2 July to 18 August.
Departs Florø at 12.00 / Arrives Kinn at 12.30.

Return trip, scheduled boat crossing at 15.05, 16.20 or 20.30.

The price includes the crossing from Florø to Kinn and a guided
tour of the island. The return trip by boat is not included in
the price.

For more information please contact Flora Tourist Information:
Tel: +47 57 74 3 00.
E-mail: floraturistkontor@gmail.com


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6/23/2015 - 8/16/2015
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Guided tour at Kinn Island

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Guided tour at Kinn Island

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