SKREI – The Lofoten fisheries cultural heritage center

For as long as people have lived in the Arctic, skrei and cod have been the most important food resource. More than something to put on the plate – this valuable fish has played an instrumental economic role for Norway as a whole.
The first city in northern Norway was founded in Kabelvåg, and historically, Kabelvåg/Storvågan has been one of the most important areas in Norway. This is where the first market oriented cod fisheries were established, and from here, international trade was conducted. The ripple effects of this trade brought economic growth to the entire nation.

SKREI theme park – The Lofoten Fisheries Cultural Heritage Center, is the name of several attractions that will be developed in Storvågan. Work has been ongoing since 2008. The goal is to place this historically significant area on the map, both locally, regionally, nationally and internationally. The Lofoten Fisheries, and the impact that the Skrei has has on Norwegian economy will be the leading topics of the attractions.

A more detailed description of the project is available in norwegian.

For more information, please contact:

Project manager
Peter S. Gulbrandsen
Tel + 47 90 89 80 02samtidsrelatert og framtidsrettet.

Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik/Lofotakvariet
Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik/Lofotmuseet