496 m high and
straight down in the ocean. From here you have a marvelous view, you can see many miles in all
directions. Out in the ocean you can see
ships crossing. In the winter it often happens that big ships has to wait
several days for better weather before they can go round West Cape. West Cape is one of the most feared crossings at the coast of Norway.
Also the Vikings feared the crossing at West Cape. If the weather was too
bad, they often had to pull their big Viking ships over the hill at a place
called Drage, near Leikanger. This was hard work and could take several days.
The West Cape area was a heavily fortified place during World Ware II. You can still
find some of the remaining of the gun sites, especially at Ervik. More
information and pictures from the landscape of Ervik can be found here.
sand beach at Revvik, is ideal for children that like to build sand castle, but
the water might be a bite ruff for small children. The water temperature reaches
18-20 degrees in warm days.
At Kråkenes Lighthouse you
have a marvelous view over the ocean. You can relive some of the old charm Norway's
Lighthouses had. If you want, you have the possibility to get a guided tour
around the lighthouse.
On your way to Kråkenes, you will have to travel through Måløy. Måløy is an
important fishing town, with several fish food companies. There are always one
or more fishing boats in the harbor.
in the surrounding mountains
mountains in the West Cape region is ideal for nice walks. The mountains are mostly
steep from the Fjords,
but when you reach the top, you can walk for hours in beautiful surroundings
without getting too exhausted. In the autumn/late summer, you can also collect blueberry,
cloudberry and mountain cranberry.
There are several small mountain lakes with possibilities for fishing or for a picnic
at the shore.
Visit Ålesund, approximately a 3 hours drive from the West Cape region. Ålesund is well
known for its style; the Jugend style. In 1904 the city was on fire and more than 12 000 people lost their homes. When
the city was rebuilt, they used the
Jugend style. In Ålesund you can also visit Atlanterhavsparken, an aquarium
that contains fish sorts from the Atlantic.
The Dolstein cave
This cave is several hundred meters deep. In the inner part of the cave there
is a large room called "the Church", and in the center of this room,
there is a stone called "the Alter". A guide is required to enter the
inner part of the cave.
bird mountain at Runde
At Runde, in Herøy kommune, you will find Norway’s easiest place to view birds at a close
range. The clip where the birds stay is 300 m high straight up from the sea. You
can see many hundred of thousand birds. All together more than 220 spices
wildlife is especially rich in the nesting season (spring and early summer). To
get the best experience, it is a good idea to make this trip in good weather.
Wind, rain and fog may spoil much of the experience.
At Indre Fure you will find a small settlement of about 5 houses. It is
believed to have lived people here from early in the 1300 century. The people
here lived of what they could harvest from the sea, like fish, crab and lobster.
The catching were taken to Bergen and exchange to money. Even though the
catching were good, the life here was hard and many men lost their life on the
sea. Often the weather was too bad for the fishermen to go ashore at Fure and
they had put into a harbor elsewhere. No wonder that the fishermen’s wives
often scouted with concern out on the sea.
The landscape around Fure is very special. If you take
a trip to Fure, it is highly recommended that you also take the trip out to Ytre
Fure. It is approximately a 1 hours walk on a path to reach Ytre Fure. The landscape is rather steep and not recommendable for small children. It is also
recommendable to wear good footwear.