Bulandet is one of the liveliest fishing villages in Norway. As opposed to many other small communities, the population here has actually grown over recent years. Today, there are around 270 residents, who mainly make their living from modern fisheries. The village has a wide range of facilities, including possibly Norway’s westernmost art gallery. During the summer, Bulandet is a favourite spot for boaters and holidaymakers staying in cottages and fisherman cabins. Værlandet has a population of approximately 200. Fishing and fish farming are the most important industries, but both tourism and the export of high quality stone (greenstone breccia) to Italy are expanding. Værøyhamna is characterised by its picturesque wharf side buildings, while the variety of animal life in the Sørværet Nature Reserve means that on a good day you can catch sight of seals, otters, porpoises, eagles and deer.
Meet a local
Join Ruth Bakke on a trip across these lovely islands and learn about a culture that has been surviving here for centuries. Ruth has been living on this island all her life and will tell you the stories like only a local can.