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Vega World Heritage Area

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Gladstad, Vega 8980, Norway
+47 75 03 58 00
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Vega Archipelago is incredible

We were welcomed by very warm hosting people. The interpretation centre and museum are amazing, the... read more

Reviewed 28 August 2016
Lisbon, Portugal
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The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage status in 2004. The islands gained this status mostly because of the unique interaction between the eider duck and the island population during the nesting season. To this day the locals protect the nesting birds against all dangers and in return get the precious eider down as a trading commodity when the birds leave their nests. The eider harvesting has been an important industry run by women and the inscription on the World Heritage list can also be interpreted as a tribute to their efforts
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27 Aug 2016
“Vega Archipelago is incredible”
Gladstad, Vega 8980, Norway
+47 75 03 58 00
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

We were welcomed by very warm hosting people. The interpretation centre and museum are amazing, the explanation they give and the content are great. Its a lovely small town with beautiful nature surroundings, and of course the tastier waffles with brown cheese. Its a UNESCO...More

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