Far out in the ocean, among a multitude of skerries and rocks, all of sudden you spot houses facing the open sea of Folla! This is the authentic fishing village of Sør-Gjæslingan. Here you can live in a museum!
The author Olav Duun described this island landscape far out at sea as a ”fairtytale land”. If you wish, these islands can be your home for a few days this summer. Today Sør-Gjæslingan is a monument to former greatness, and it has been designated a national heritage conservation area. You can sense the history in the walls and a visit to Sør-Gjæslingan is a memory for life. This was once one of the greatest and most important fishing villages south of Lofoten. In Sør-Gjæslingan you will hear the tale of Sea-Sara, a woman who lived around the turn of the 18th century and was the most skilful and fearless of all the fishermen and women on the Folla sea in her days. The legend about her deeds as a fisherwomen, pilot and lifesaver live on in the present day.