World Heritage Photos

Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago

Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The archipelago lies off the west coast of Norway. The islands, islets and skerries of the Vega Archipelago are an inhospitable but magnificent environment close to the Arctic Circle. The Vega Archipelago has given fisherman-farmers and hunters a frugal living for more than 1500 years, based mainly of fishing and harvesting down and eggs from wild eider duck nests. The 6500 small islands of the Vega Archipelago (Vegaøyan in Norwegian) surrounds the main island of Vega. The Vega Archipelago is not famous for large monuments or magnificent buildings, its value lies in the cultural traditions, the peace and tranquility of the beautiful and breathtaking nature. The Vegaøyan - Vega Archipelago is the most important wintering area for seabirds in the Nordic region. The Vega Archipelago was recognised as an important bird area (IBA) by BirdLife International. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago gained the status as an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

www.werelderfgoedfotos.nl   © Copyright   World Heritage Photos

Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: A beautiful sunset on Vega, main island of the archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is not famous for large...

Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: A beautiful sunset on Vega, main island of the archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is not famous for large monuments or magnificent buildings, its value lies in the cultural traditions, the peace and tranquility of the amazing nature and breathtaking sunsets. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  1. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: A beautiful sunset on Vega, main island of the archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is not famous for large...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: A beautiful sunset on Vega, main island of the archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is not famous for large monuments or magnificent buildings, its value lies in the cultural traditions, the peace and tranquility of the amazing nature and breathtaking sunsets. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago was declared an UNESCO World Heritage in 2004.

  2. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan in Norwegian: The small ferry landing on Ylvingen, an island just off the Norwegian coast. The ferry sails...

    The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan in Norwegian: The small ferry landing on Ylvingen, an island just off the Norwegian coast. The ferry sails from Horn, also known as Brønnøysund, to the islands of Ylvingen and Vega. The islands with local production of eider down are all forbidden to land during the eider duck nesting season and molting period.

  3. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - A breathtaking sunset over the Vega Archipelago and the Norwegian Sea. Parts of the west coast of Norwayt are fringed by a strand flat: numerous...

    A breathtaking sunset over the Vega Archipelago and the Norwegian Sea. Parts of the west coast of Norwayt are fringed by a strand flat: numerous low islands and scattered coastal peaks. This type of landscape is only found in a few parts in the world, the Vega Archipelago is one of those landscapes, situated off the coast of Helgeland in Norway.

  4. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The 6500 islands, islets and skerries of the Vega Archipelago are an inhospitable but...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The 6500 islands, islets and skerries of the Vega Archipelago are an inhospitable but magnificent environment close to the Arctic Circle. The Vegaøyan has given fisherman / farmers / hunters a frugal living for more than 1500 years, based mainly of fishing and harvesting down and eggs from wild eider duck nests.

  5. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The peace and tranquility of the beautiful nature on the Vega Archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The peace and tranquility of the beautiful nature on the Vega Archipelago. The Vega Archipelago is the most important wintering area for seabirds in the Nordic region such as great cormorant, greylag goose, barnacle goose, common eider, common loon, sea eagle, European shag, purple sandpiper and the black guillemot.

  6. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The Gullsvågfjellet Mountain. The radar on the summit of Gullsvågfjellet is not included in...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The Gullsvågfjellet Mountain. The radar on the summit of Gullsvågfjellet is not included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. The higher mountains on Vega are situated on the west side of Vega Island, among them are the Trollvasstinden (804 metres) and the Gullsvågfjellet (737 metres).

  7. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Overlooking the island of Søla from the Holandsosen Nature Reserve. The island of Søla...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Overlooking the island of Søla from the Holandsosen Nature Reserve. The island of Søla is situated 1.8 km west of Vega. The Holandsosen Nature Reserve is a varied wetland area between the villages of Holand and Viksås. The mountains Trollvasstinden and Gullsvågfjellet are situated on the west coast of the island of Vega.

  8. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Evening falls over the island of Vega. The islands of the Vega Archipelago and mountains of mainland...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Evening falls over the island of Vega. The islands of the Vega Archipelago and mountains of mainland Norway in the distance.  The 6500 small islands of the Vega Archipelago, or Vegaøyan in Norwegian, surrounds the main island of Vega. Vega Island it is situated about 13 km off the Norwegian coast.

  9. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The small fishing village of Nes on main island Vega. Dried fish is still an important export product of...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The small fishing village of Nes on main island Vega. Dried fish is still an important export product of Norway. The local E-huset Museum, the E-House Museum, is housed in an old wharf house at the village of Nes, the small musem explaines everything there is to know about the eider duck and harvesting the eiderdown.

  10. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The fishing village of Nes on Vega Island, dried fish. The fish is dried by wind and air. The method is...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The fishing village of Nes on Vega Island, dried fish. The fish is dried by wind and air. The method is cheap and dried fish has a storage life of several years and can last without refrigeration many years. Dried fish is a traditional food  of Norway. Most of the houses of the Vega Archipelago are painted in Falu Red.

  11. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Warehouses on the quay of the village of Nes. The village of Nes is a small fishing...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Warehouses on the quay of the village of Nes. The village of Nes is a small fishing village situated on the main island Vega. The E-huset Museum is situated in Nes, it is dedicated to eider ducks and eiderdown harvesting, and also gives insight into the history and tradition of processing down into eiderdown duvets.

  12. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Several isolated fisherman's huts on the island of Vega. For centuries, fishing and...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Several isolated fisherman's huts on the island of Vega. For centuries, fishing and harvesting down and eggs from the wild eider duck nests were the main occupations on the Vega Archipelago. It is forbidden to land on several islands of the Vega Archipelago during the eider duck nesting season.

  13. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Rosebay willowherb, or fireweed, crowding together. The value of the Vega Archipelago lies in...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Rosebay willowherb, or fireweed, crowding together. The value of the Vega Archipelago lies in the cultural traditions and the peace and tranquility of the beautiful nature. The archipelago is a heaven for birdwatchers, as many as 228 bird species have been observed in the Vega Archipelago.

  14. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The Parish Church of the main island of Vega is situated in Gladstad. The wooden church was built in 1864....

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The Parish Church of the main island of Vega is situated in Gladstad. The wooden church was built in 1864. Gladstad is the capital city of Vega, the main island of the Vega Archipelago. Nearly all the islands of the Vega Archipelago are uninhabited. The Vega  Archipelago is called in Norwegian 'Vegaøyan'.

  15. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The ferry between the mainland of Norway, Ylvingen Island and Vega Island. Vega is the main island of...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: The ferry between the mainland of Norway, Ylvingen Island and Vega Island. Vega is the main island of Vega Archipelago, it is situated about 13 km off the Norwegian coast. Several bunkers and tunnels from the Second World War are situated on Ylvingen Island.

  16. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago - Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Leaving the island of Vega and the beautiful scenery of the open sea, the small islands and the...

    Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago: Leaving the island of Vega and the beautiful scenery of the open sea, the small islands and the magnificent isolated hills of the archipelago. Most of the islands of the Vega Archipelago are uninhabited. Vegaøyan - The Vega Archipelago was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2004.