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Nevernes Havn - Centre for coastal culture in Helgeland. A multicentre presenting local traditions within agriculture and fishing trades. Situated in beautiful surroundings at Nevernes in Nordland County.
Bindal Museum is a new museum (opened in 2013),
which tells the history of forestry and use of wood – local boat-building traditions, timber industry and boreal rain forest. Museum shop/café.
Norway's Lofoten Islands, deep inside the Arctic Circle, are without doubt one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world and a photographers dream. During the winter months the Lofoten Islands are also one of the best places to see aurora borealis, also known as the northern lights.
Nordvika old trade post is located on the island Dønna along the coast of Helgeland, and represents one of the old North Norwegian trading places.
In an old commercial pier at Nes in Vega you will find a gem of a museum. The museum E-huset shows the tradition of eider ducks as house animals. The work with nests and down has created an exciting culture about the exploitation of local resources in close interaction with nature.
The Petter Dass Museum at Alstahaug is The County of Nordland´s millennium site. The museum is dedicated to the heritage of the priest and poet Petter Dass.
From Henningsvær we navigate through narrow fjords before heading for the open sea at the northern end of Lofoten, to meet the Midnight Sun.
A rowing trip with the ship is a unique experience, where you have to learn how to keep the time to get forward. Maybe the chieftain himself stands by the rudder...?
A "rorbu" cabin from 1834 providing an insight into the everyday life of the fisherman.
The Boathouse at Å was built in 1844. The museum's main fisheries exhibition and the "Myth & Legend" exhibition are on display here.