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The area around Kinn was the central herring region in Norway during large parts of the 19th century. At its height, there were about 15 000 people living on Kinn Island and the surrounding islands during the herring season.

There are currently only a couple of people who live on Kinn Island full tie today. The Island is the home of the beautiful stone church from the Middle Ages. The mythical church is built in the roman building style and has been used since the 12th century. This is the oldest church in Sunnfjord region, and was traditionally linked to the legend of St. Sunniva and Selju Menn.

The church sits at the base of the steep mountain of Kinn, and the massive Kinnaklova is its nearest neighbor. The famous cleft cliff of Kinn is famous along the coast, as its characteristic shape has always been a guide for sailors along our coast.

Local boats to Kinn

You can travel with the local boat from the coastal town Florø out to Kinn. The boat departs from Fugleskjærskaia in Florø daily and brings passangers past the many islands and islets. More information here

Walking paths

See multiple options on walking paths at Kinn here


Kinnaspelet is a Norwegian outdoor theatre on the beautiful island of Kinn. 150 actors performing a pageant about love, faith and Vikings conquering Ireland. The play is being held on the third weekend in June, every year. More information here

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In this section, you will find our best tips on what to do at Kinn

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