The Coastal History Weeks in August and September is said to be the largest Coastal Cultural Gathering in Norway, consisting of app. 200 different events, and have well app. 50 000 visitors each year. The Kystsogevekene Foundation is the organizer of “the Coastal History Weeks”. The Foundation is a non-commercial institution, whose objective is to stimulate, to operate as a mediator and developing enthusiasm, to operate as a professional guide in coast cultural development, and coordination of the annual Coastal History Weeks in Hordaland and Gulen. This is a cooperation between 22 coastal community councils/municipalities in Hordaland and Gulen and Hordaland fylkeskommune (Hordaland County Municipality). Behind the organizing of the different events, one finds a huge number of enthusiasts – sincerely proud of their heritage and character.


The Coastal History Weeks are composed of days where people meet and share good experiences – boat trips, activities, concerts, lectures, cultural hikes, markets, exhibitions and more. The motto of the Coastal History Weeks are Coastal culture – tradition and progress … We wish also to give room for modern culture. Hordaland County Council is the main financially contributor of The Coastal History Weeks foundation. The various municipalities support their own local events.


Contact managing director of the Coastal History Weeks:

Kjell Magnus Økland
+ 47 95 04 67 39


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