The Vega Archipelago World Heritage Exhibition, Nes


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The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on UNESCO's List of World Natural and Cultural Heritage in 2004 as the first Norwegian cultural landscape area.

The World Heritage Exhibition

The Vega Archipelago World Heritage Exhibition in the fishing harbour at Nes consists of maps and information about the heritage site and the reason why this man-made landscape received World Heritage status. While the manfolk were away fishing, the women looked after the eiders sitting on their eggs in the nests and ‘houses’ which the families in the Vega archipelago had made for them during the spring. The women also cleaned the down, which was an outstanding and valuable export commodity from Norway to Europe.

Opening during summer season.
Read more about Vega Archipelago World Heritage.




Sist oppdatert den 15.jan.2014


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