Vega

Vega islands

Just beyond Brønnøysund lies the municipality and archipelago of Vega with its 6500 islands, islets and skerries. Most residents live on the main island.

Generations of fishermen and farmers over the past 1500 years have maintained a viable way of living in an extremely weatherworn area near the Arctic Circle, based on the unique tradition in which the local women collected down from Eider nests. It was this unique tradition that got the Vega Archipelago inscribed in UNESCO's World Heritage list in 2004.

In the old fishing harbour of Nes on Vega, the Eider Duck Museum (E-huset) and the World Heritage Exhibit present information about the Eider Duck's significance and the history of the islands.

World Heritage Center

Vega World Heritage Center

Vega World Heritage Center

Vega World Heritage Center is located close to Nes on Gardsøya. Through exhibitions and activities you learn about the life of the fish farmer and inhabitants on these islands - and about the background for the world heritage status. Café.

Vega by bike

One of the best ways to experience Vega and the Helgeland coast is undoubtedly by bike. Short distances, spectacular mountains and an island kingdom with over 24,000 islands provide wonderful fresh natural experiences!

Øyhoppingmed sykkel på Hegelandskysten. Foto: Erlend Haarberg

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast

Island hopping by bike at the Helgeland coast With Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen as your starting point, you have access to a network of archipelagos consisting of more than 12,000 islands. 5-day toursuggestion starting in Brønnøysund or Sandnessjøen.  Booking and details Tourdescription Detailed day-by-day description -> The tour that is described in the suggestion starts in …

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Attractions at Vega

Vega havhotell - restaurant

Vega havhotell - restaurant

Vega Havhotell is one of the best restaurants along Kystriksveien. Customized menu based on local produce.

Vega World Heritage Center

Vega World Heritage Center

Vega World Heritage Center is located close to Nes on Gardsøya. Through exhibitions and activities you learn about the life of the fish farmer and inhabitants on these islands - and about the background for the world heritage status. Café.

Accommodation at Vega

Vega havhotell

Vega havhotell

Vega havhotell is a small hotel in beautiful surroundings with the ocean close by. Vega Havhotell is located at the north-west part of Vega, at Viksaas between forests, mountains and seas.