Sagavägen Road – takes you on an adventure where impressive landscapes and unique wildlife combine with a vibrant cultural heritage. The road really is like a good story: no matter at which point you begin, the start raises your expectations and it holds your interest throughout before finishing dramatically.
The road takes the entire family on an unforgettable journey through the exciting landscapes that link the two World Heritage Sites of Vega and Höga Kusten. Whether you start in Norway or in Sweden, you’ll travel through dramatic scenery and idyllic villages and, along the way, be introduced to a rich cultural heritage that is kept alive today by the region’s people.
Make your journey along the Sagvägen Road your own saga, with you in the lead role and the adventurous landscape as the backdrop. You can guarantee it will be a saga where anything can happen and something new is always waiting just around the next corner…
Vegaøyan – the Vega Archipelago
The remarkable co-existence between Eider ducks and humans during the birds’ breeding season led to the Vega islands being declared a World Heritage Site in 2004 and the archipelago continues to bear testimony to the sustainable methods of fishing and farming that have maintained the ecological balance for over 1,500 years.
In 2009 the islands made the English newspaper The Guardian’s list of “20 undiscovered island gems”
Höga Kusten/Kvarken archipelago
Designated a World Heritage Site in 2000, Höga Kusten has the highest recorded land rise rate in the world. Since the retreat of the ice at the end of the last Ice Age, it has risen 286m and continues to rise a further 8mm every year. The result is a section of coast with the steep beaches of Höga Kusten and the lower-lying flat Kvarken archipelago. Topographic opposites which have created a geological entity.