Join Ruth Bakke on a trip around the westernmost islands in Norway. Ruth has lived here all her life and will tell you stories like only a local can. You visit beautiful places rich in culture and history.
Bulandet is one of the liveliest fishing villages in Norway. Unlike many other small communities, the population here has actually grown in recent years. Today, there are about 270 residents, who mostly 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.
The island Værlandet has a population of approximately 200 people. 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.
Here, at the mouth of the fjord, under the watchful eye of the majestic mountain Alden, the islands appear like a string of pearls, beautifully linked together by six bridges and 5 km of road called "Nordsjøporten" (the North Sea gate).
Enjoy beautiful western Norwegian nature on a trip to remember!