Visit Vega and the World Heritage Center

Experience how generations of fish farmers have maintained a sustainable living on Vega Island for over 1,500 years. The now unique eider duck down production has been a central business in the area and you can learn about it first-hand.

  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Island of Vega.
  • Visit Vega and the World Heritage Center.
  • Learn about the unique eider duck production.
  • Visit the old fishing village of Nes and the unique Eider Duck Museum.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 1: For everyone*

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  • From

    $ 466

  • Notices

    Suitable clothes and shoes for weather conditions 

Visit the World Heritage Centre and learn how to clean the eider down. We go to the Island Vega by bus and boat, from the port. The first stop will be at the old fishing village of Nes, with the world’s only eider duck museum. After the guided tour in the museum, we continue to Gardsøy and the Vega World Heritage Center, which opened in June 2019. It will take you on a journey through the history of the Vega archipelago, from Stone Age settlements to modern Vega. A guided tour will give you an insight to the practice of tending to eider ducks, which stretches back 1,500 years. This tradition seeks to continue the unique interplay between eider ducks and eider tenders. If you want, try to clean down for yourself and feel a real down duvet. 

Before we leave the Center, you can snack on coffee and homemade Vega lefse.


  • Language: English and German
  • Included: Speed boat from Brønnøysund Harbor to Rørøy Vega, both ways Entrance to the Eider Duck Museum, World Heritage Center and coffee and Vega lefse 

  • Remarks/requirements: Suitable clothes and shoes for weather conditions 
  • Walking information: 55 yards from the ship to the speed boat pier