Skudeneshavn prospered from the catching of lobster and herring and from a large trading activity with the Baltic countries in particular. By the end of the 19th century the herring fisheries failed, the local ship owners missed out on the transfer from sail to steam — and the little town fell into sleep. It still looks sleepy. And charming.
Being so authentic the town has served as location for several Norwegian films and TV series set in the 1800s.
Audio: “Sommar i Skudeneshavn”. Artist: Johannes Næss