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vaagsberget old trading town

On the south side of Vågsøy, at the entrance to Vågsfjorden, lies the old trading and inn town Vågsberget. The trading town, with the guest house, is beautifully situated by the rent, surrounded by large deciduous trees. Here, citizens of Bergen began trading in the 17th century. Vågsberget is today one of the most intact trading towns in Western Norway from the 19th century. In 1989, it was decided that the old trading town should be restored.

From Jonsok to the start of school, it is open to the public, with a café in the Operations Building and a tour of the Main House and the yard. Here are both permanent and changing exhibitions. The premises are also used for courses and meetings and for function rooms.

Vågsberget was a creamery rental at the beginning of the 17th century. The town is located by the sea and especially suitable for trade as conditions were in the 18th and 19th centuries. Not least, the town is legally located close to the fishing spots Kvalheimsvika and Torskangerpollen. These were the best fishing spots for winter cod fishing in the district. Almost every year, cod came in large quantities and people from all over Nordfjord came here to participate in the fishing.

It can be mentioned that Vågsberget in 1987 was useful in the filming of the film "Landstrykere", based on a book by Knut Hamsun. The skit "Sunniva's days" by Rolf Losnegård was first played in 1978. This skit was staged in the summer of 2000 at Vågsberget Friluftsteater.

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