The small village of Torvik welcomes you to the Herøy seascape 'Havlandet'. Boats and fishing have been the lifeblood of this place for thousands of years.
Sunnmøre's only rock carvings are here in this seascape and depict a boy's dream; boats. The oldest boat in Northern Europe with a keel, Kvalsundskipet (the Kvalsund ship), was found here. And it is now the home of Havila Voyages, the most environmentally friendly ships sailing along the Norwegian coast.
In the coastal town of Fosnavåg, the main street goes in and out of the harbour. The fishing boats are part of the city traffic, and sea eagles oversee everything. You can see them throughout the archipelago, and most often on the bird island, Runde. There is a population of just a hundred people here, but 500,000 seabirds. This is Norway's southernmost bird cliff, the third largest with well over 200 identified species and the greatest number of species in Scandinavia.
Here you can sense the shadow of the sea eagle hovering above you, or look deep into the eyes of the charming puffin while the summer sun hangs low over the distant horizon out at sea.
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Top 3 things to see
- Puffins and bird cliffs, on foot or by boat. Maybe even a trip into the cave in the bird cliff?
- See some of the Runde Treasure from 1725, one of the largest coin treasures in the world.
- Stay in a lighthouse far out to sea. Alone with the sea.