ⓘ Mostad

                                     

ⓘ Mostad

Mostad or Måstad is an abandoned village on the southern part of the island of Væroya at the southern end of the Lofoten archipelago and is located on a strandflat. It is located in Væroy Municipality in Nordland county, Norway.

Mostad was in his Prime around the year 1900, when there were more than 120 people. However, because there are no roads connecting it and that he was very poor Harbor, the village was abandoned a few years after the Second world war. The last inhabitants left Mostad in the 1950-ies. Today, the place is a Paradise for those looking for space and beauty. From 1950 to 1960, was a few houses from Mostad, who was moved to the village of Sorland on the other side of the island, where life was much easier. Today there are still only a few houses.

Catching puffins was an additional source of income besides fishing. Catching puffins associated with the use of the unusual puffin dog, also called the Mostad dog or the Norwegian lundehund. Puffin meat was cured in salt and lasted way into the autumn. Today there are about 600 puffin dogs in Norway. They can all be traced back to Mostad. Going ashore in Mostad is generally combined with a fishing expedition on the boat to the rocks bird. Mostad is also within walking distance. Since 1996, simple overnight accommodation was available in the school in Mostad.