Hunting provided much-needed extra food in the archipelago, and was primarily pursued for meat. Hunting water birds used to be a significant way – next after seal hunting – to get fresh meat onto the archipelago household’s table.
Hunters and fishermen have roamed the Kvarken area since the Stone Age. Fishing and seal hunting were the main sources of livelihood from the Middle Ages up in the late 19th century.
Fäliskäret is a smallish, about 400 meter wide and a kilometer long C-letter shaped island that belongs to the Rönnskär archipelago and is located by the open sea. Its 22-meter high bell tower-like lighthouse is the oldest wooden sea mark…
Throughout the ages, all coastal villages have looked for the best landing sites, and the landing place has later turned into the village harbour and boathouse area.
Human activity in the archipelago is closely related to fishing, seal hunting and seafaring. Our harsh archipelago, which is very rocky and has relatively scarce vegetation in places, creates unique conditions for ancient relics, and, due to the land uplift,…
Map and instructions for Kikanberget Nature Trail in Klobbskat.
These principles are intended to guide the sustainable tourism operations in all national parks, nature sites and historical sites managed by Parks & Wildlife Finland. These principles are implemented also in all UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Finland.
Calendar with pictures of Finland’s old lighthouses. Lighthouses of the islands of Valsörarna and Norrskär are included. Texts in English, Swedish and Finnish.
Brochure from 2006.
Along the trail, you will see Bodback, which is the former fishing harbour of the village of Björkö. Today, Bodback is a museum site that boasts many boathouses and boat docks. During the summer, the seaside meadows are managed by…