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Skjøtningberg

The abandonded fishing village of Skjøtningberg is now a peaceful cabin and recreational area with a large and shallow beach.

Skjøtningberg was a fishing settlement as early as the 15th century, with around 200-250 inhabitants. Until the end of rowing boat fishing, Skjøtningberg was a fishing hub with over 700 fishermen in the early 20th century.

In the autumn of 1918 and 1932, large storms destroyed all the fishing vessels in the harbour and eventually the poor harbour conditions led to the abandonment of the village as a fishing centre. As rowboats had given way to heavier motorised vessels, the boats could no longer be dragged to safety on land during harsh weather.

Today, Skjøtningberg is a summer recreational area with cabins. It's very popular with families with small children because of the long, shallow beach.

A popular trek is north along the rocky coastline to "Svartholla" ("The Black Hole"), a natural cave with majestic surroundings.