Watch a video from Skudeneshavn. Skudeneshavn prospered from the catching of lobster and herring and from a large trading activity with the Baltic countries in particular.
By the end of the 19th century the herring fisheries failed, the local ship owners missed out on the transfer from sail to steam — and the little town fell into sleep. It still looks sleepy. And charming.
Being so authentic the town has served as location for several Norwegian films and TV series set in the 1800s.
Audio: “Sommar i Skudeneshavn”. Artist: Johannes Næss
You will find a number of videos from Norway and other countries on Sandalsand’s YouTube channel. As you can see from the link above, that’s where the original videos are. In addition they all appear in separate articles on this website. Find all videos from Norway.