Kvalvag - Historic Seahouse Walk

Guided historical walk

Included in your cruise
  • History of the fishing village of Kalvag
  • Visit a modern herring factory.
  • Taste herring and local drinks.
  • Visit different museums and old seahouses.
  • Difficulty level

    Level 2: Easy

  • Duration


  • Booking Code


  • Notices

    Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes

The fishing community of Kalvåg is situated far out to sea, with the Cape of Stadt to the north and the North Sea stretching outward to the west. In the 1860s, thousands of people worked in the town’s large

herring fisheries. Around 500 people now live in what is undoubtedly the most beautiful and best-preserved fishing village in Western Norway. Around the bay, sea houses are clustered together, protecting the old town atmosphere. You can visit the old herring salt houses. The Liset Salting House formerly housed a coppersmith’s, a carpenter’s shop, salt herring and cod liver oil production, along with a base for

the fishery. The tools and equipment lying about create an authentic impression that the workers in the early post-war years are simply absent for a five-minute break.

Practical information:

  • Language: English and Norwegian

  • Included: Snack and a drink

  • Remarks/requirements: Appropriate clothing, warm layers, and comfortable walking shoes

  • Walking information: Approximately 0.6 km

  • Wheelchair accessible: No.