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The Ofotbanen Railway between Kiruna and Narvik was built to carry iron ore from the mines in and around Kiruna to the shipping port of Narvik. It was...
The trading centre at Kjerringøy is located idyllic and stands forth as one of Norway’s most important building memorials from the 18-th century. It contains 15 antiquated buildings in a unique setting.
From Henningsvær we navigate through narrow fjords before heading for the open sea at the northern end of Lofoten, to meet the Midnight Sun.
The Omd turf museum
Parts of the cottage were built in about 1826 and it was extended in 1895. There is an old hearth pit inside, probably used for preparing food. Beside the cottage is a peat shed that was perhaps used earlier as a shelter for animals. Renovated in 2008 and use today as: turf museum shows history of turfing and with pictures and working tools, what the fishermen family used in the 1800s.
The Heggelund Cottage- museum
The cottage was moved to the Veita complex probably towards the end of the 1800s. It was very likely used as a boathouse/rorbu and is probably the only authentic rorbu dating back to that era. The house has a log core of hewn timber and porticos on each side, with a simple timber framework. It will serve as a museum / display. with funitures and pictures show the way of living in 1800s.
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...?
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.
Visit Norway's national aviation museum, in Bodø. There is guided tours in the summer season.
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.
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.
Bygdetunet is situated at the place what once was called Viks most beautiful garden, today nearby Vik church, not far away from the centre of Vik.