Kinn Island, Norway
Kinn is a small island west of the city of Florø in Flora, Norway. The area around Kinn was the central herring area in Norway for the most part of the 19th century. At the height, there lived approximately 15,000 people on Kinn and the surrounding islands in the herring season. Today there are 15 inhabitants on Kinn.
The Kinna kyrkje (church) was built in Roman sytle in the 12 century and is the oldest in Sunnfjord. The church has long been associated with the legend of St. Sunniva. The church choir is the oldest part of the church, and the lectern is the only preserved example of its kind in Scandinavia.
Every year during the third weekend in June, the Kinna Pageant is an historical play about love, hate, fidelity and loyalty to the church and humankind. About 150 actors take part and audiences of several thousand tourists visit the island to watch this beautiful play.
Things to See & Do
* Kinna Kyrkje church
* Kinna Pageant - June
Cruise Season – Feb to Dec
Currency - Norwegian Krone (NOK)
Language - Norwegian
Land Area – 647 km² (Flora)
Population – 15 approx
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus one hour
International Country Telephone Code – +47
Transport Links - Boat from Florø: (Fugleskjærskaia harbour):
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 11.35 a.m. (until 17. august)
Saturday: 10.00 a.m. (until 17. august)
Monday-Friday: 2.30 p.m. (all year)