Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Islands of Træna in Norway

The stamp on his cover given to me by Pia depicts the islands of Træna in Norway
Træna is a municipality in Nordland county, Norway. It is part of the Helgeland traditional region.  The administrative centre of the municipality is the island/village of Husøya. Other villages include Selvær and Sanna.
Fishing is the economic mainstay of Træna. Connections to mainland Norway are by means of boat and ferry. Routes are provided to Sandnessjøen, Nesna and Stokkvågen. Each year Træna plays hosts a music festival called Traena Music Festival.

The islands of Træna have been the site of a number of archeological discoveries, indicating that the island has been populated since the Stone Age.

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