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Museum in a traditional fish depot

Centre of Coastal Culture

The former Foldal fish depot presents local fishing traditions, history and development.

About Foldal

Stockfish and tar, the lapping waves and the scream of seagulls, coffee on the wharf while you enjoy the view of Kjøllefjord and the passing fishing boats; see, smell, feel, hear and taste as you gain impressions of how life along the Finnmark Coast has developed throughout history.

Foldalbruket was granted protected heritage status by the Directorate for Cultural Heritage in 1994. Foldalbruket gained this status as it represents a typical fish factory from the reconstruction era. Foldalbruket features a cod liver oil distillery, manager’s accommodation and office, stockfish warehouse, depot and salting plant, and a large row of warehouses. The fish depot was never modernised and consequently shows a complete fishing environment as it was back in the 1950s and 60s. Foldalbruket is Norway’s largest wooden quay.

You are invited to explore the collection of artifacts and tools from Kjøllefjord, which has been donated to the museum by local residents. This visit will take you back 50 years to the reconstruction era. In the cultural history gallery, you can also experience Finnmark’s history from the Viking era through to the present day.

Accomodation with an historical touch

In Foldal you can spend the night just like fishermen did back in the 50`s and 60`s. It`s like a travel through time, with an experience of an lively fishingvillage, fresh ocean-air, and sounds of fishingboats, waves and seagulls.


Contact info

Foldal Centre of Coastal Culture
Strandvegen 41, 9790 Kjøllefjord
Phone: +47 91 81 60 75