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Visiting the wolrd heritage area The islands of the Vega Archipelago are full of contrasts.

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Some have sheltered locations between islets and skerries, while others are in exposed positions right at the edge of the strandflat. There are large islands with groups of houses, a trading post and a steamship quay, and small islets where only a single family lived.

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You can visit the islands in the World Heritage Area with a guide, or paddle your own canoe or kayak alone among the islands and skerries. Experience the old fishing hamlets, Skjærvær and Bremstein, on the brink of the open ocean, the island of Lånan with all its eider houses, Hysvær with its well-kept single vega landscape, Skogsholmen and its outstanding plant life, or Tåvær where Øverstua, the oldest house in the Vega Archipelago, stands.

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Please follow the directions given below: Visitors using their own boat must take special care in the breeding season from single vega April to 31 July and manoeuvre slowly near land and in the straits between the islands. The protection regulations state that all animal and bird life, including breeding sites, is protected from damage, destruction and needless disturbance.

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It is forbidden to land in Lånan-Skjærvær Nature Reserve i. Dog owners are requested to avoid taking dogs ashore in the Vega Archipelago bird sanctuaries during the breeding season. Dogs must be kept on a lead from 1 April to 1 October.

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Welcome and enjoy our wonderful World Heritage Area.