From Utvær we continued north to Florø. Florø is administration center in Flora municipality and Norway’s westernmost city. Florø was also an important fishing port, especially linked to the herring fishery in the 19th century and the 1950s. We moored in the modern guest harbor in the middle of the city.
The new research vessel, owned by the Norwegian Polar Institute, “Kronprins Haakon” (Crown Prince Haakon) was moored in Måløy harbor. This fits quite well as Måløy is one of Norway´s largest and important fishing ports.
In good weather, we continued over Statt. The State Peninsula has a very harsh and windy climate and with difficult sea currents. I wonder what made people settle far from the nearest neighbor, facing open sea and suffering from a harsh climate as the settlement at Fokhornet.