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  • Røst church - closeup of the altarpiece.

    The triptych we find in Røst kirke is the smallest of the 5 altarpieces donated by the Dutch princess Elisabeth after her sea voyage in 1520. Measures: H: 82 cm/ W: 113 cm.The figures we can see are central in the pre-reformation church of Norway at the time:In the middle: St. Olav - the Norwegian king who lost his life in the battle of Stiklestad...

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  • Røst kirke

    The church of Røst was raised in the year 1900. It's a simple wooden church, but beautiful in its simplicity, and has recently been restored. There's also a church ruin at Røst - in commmon speech called "the old church" situated not far from the modern church.After the preceding churches had either burnt down or blown down by the wind, there was...

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  • The church of Røst - Interior

    The interior of the church. The triptych above the alter is of particular interest, it was offered to Røst by the Dutch princess Elisabeth in the early 17th Century.The story tells that the princess - who later became queen of the Danish king Christian II - suffered a dramatic sea voyage on her way to Denmark, and promised to donate 5 alterpieces...

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Røst Transportation

  • Fly to Røst

    The small airline Katoair fly passengers to Rýst from Bodý twice a day - Monday to Friday, and offer one daily departure during the week-ends. The flight takes only 20 minutes.For updated route and info check Katoair's website.

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  • Or go by boat

    Most days during the summer season there is a ferry connection from Bodø, Værøy and Moskenes twice a day. During low season there's one sailing every day, except saturday.

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Røst Shopping

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    by maritagnes Written Aug 3, 2003

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    Just thought the facade of this kiosk - which is also a gas station - looked both cosy and original!

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Røst Warnings and Dangers

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    by maritagnes Written Nov 10, 2002

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    something ghost-like over this old, deserted
    house, and some photo effects added made it even more mystic....

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  • Stockfish drying

    The racks for stockfish drying stand in numerous racks throughout Røst, and make an integrated part of the flat landscape. Seeing the amount of them shows how important the stockfish export has been and still is for the society.

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  • Hundreds of islands

    Røst consists of many as 365 islands - only a few of them inhabited. The majority of the 650 inhabitants of Røst live on the main island - Røstlandet. The two or three other islands which are inhabited are connected to Røstlandet by bridges and roads. South of Røstlandet you have a great view to the majestic looking islands Storfjellet (the larger...

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  • Birdlife

    The islands of Røst offer a rich birdlife, especially the variety of seabirds makes Røst an interesting destination for bird enthusiasts, and an important base for the research of seabirds. Throughout the history there has been strong ties between the birdlife and the people of Røst, which has been visible in many ways, in culture, in food...

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