A stroll through the fishing village
Fotograf Hans Petter Sørensen / www.faroutfocus.no
min. 4 participants
What you will experience
Join us for a guided tour of the quay and Støtt Old Trading Post, a stroll through the fishing village and a visit to nearby sights. Your guide will share stories from the trading post’s golden heyday, showing you the various buildings and telling you what they were used for and give you insights into the islanders’ challenges and everyday lives, past and present.
Our walk continues up to Svenningen plateau, one of the highest points on the main island. As you explore the bunkers and cannon positions that date back to World War II, the guide will give you insights into events during Nazi Germany’s occupation. The view from the plateau is spectacular! To the north is the open stretch of ocean misleadingly named the Vestfjord and the jagged peaks of the Lofoten islands, while to the south you peer over many islands, with the Meløy Alps dominating the distance.
The German gun positions, which controlled much of the nearby Helgeland coast, were strategically important during the war. One of the bunkers served as a field hospital.
Our return walk takes us over the ridge with a descent toward the south.
Remember your camera – because you will want to seize the many photo opportunities! Chances are excellent you will see sea eagles soaring in the sky. Støtt is a major nesting area for Northern Europe’s largest bird of prey.
This is included
- Experience the scenery and local life up close
- A guide who is knowledgeable and passionate
- Støtt Old Trading Post
- Fascinating birdlife and wildlife
- World War II history
Remember to bring
- Outdoor clothes that suit the weather. Check the weather forecast.
- Windproof and waterproof outer garments
- Good hiking boots
- Sunglasses and sunscreen