UNESCO Vega Archipelago – Hurtigruten land excursion

UNESCO Vega Island by Serena Barolo, Hurtigruten

The UNESCO Vega Archipelago was inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2004, a status gained due to the unique coexistence between the eider ducks and the islanders.

This is an optional land excursion which you can add to your Hurtigruten cruise booked through Fjord Travel Norway. The land excursion will appear during the cruise booking process, with prices and details.

Landscape on Vega Islands by Claude Tremuth, Hurtigruten

Landscape around Vega archipelago

Your tour around these islands will give you an insight into local village life as you travel by boat from Sandnessjoen, through a myriad of islands to Gardsoy on Vega. The tour includes a visit to Vega World Heritage Centre. Here you are taken on a journey through the history of the Vega archipelago, from Stone Age settlements to modern times. A visit to the World Heritage Centre will give you an insight into the 1500 years old practice of tending eider ducks. A tradition which seeks to continue the unique interplay between eider ducks and eider tenders.
From here you travel back through the Vega archipelago to Bronnoysund, where you rejoin your ship.
Read more about the Helgeland coast

Torghatten by Konrad Daurer, Hurtigruten

Helgeland coast

Practical information:

Duration: 5 hours
Transportation: Boat
Direction: Southbound
Included: Local fruit drink, coffee/tea, local snack
Clothes/footwear: Comfortable shoes and warm clothing
Note: There is a café and shop at the World Heritage Centre with food, drinks and local souvenirs.
Available: June 10- September 9
Land excursion #10B

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