The Vega archipelago was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004. The Vega islands won their world heritage status mainly due to the unique centuries-old interaction between the islanders and eider ducks.
This tour to the Vega archipelago provides fascinating insight into the traditions of duck egg and down collection. The E-House, a museum and documentation centre about eider ducks, exhibits the tradition of keeping eider ducks as domestic animals and harvesting their down to fill duvets.
The World Heritage exhibition (new centre opens in 2019), providing even more detailed insight into Vega’s world heritage traditions and about life on Vega today.