Kvennavågen is a natural saltwater p0ll on the north side of the island of Helgebostad. The sea water in such polls tends to be slightly warmer than the sea outside, especially if there is inflow of fresh water that is lighter than sea water and lays as a lid at the top and ensures that the solar heat is better preserved. This effect has led heat-loving species such as oysters to live as far north as Hitra. The name of the neighboring poll, Ostervågen (of oysters), is a clear example of this.
In Kvennavågen there has been mining for copper. In Hitraboka (Hitra book) we can read that there has been a 16 m long shaft into the rock and another 8 m deep sink down the mountain. Even today we can see yellow lumps of pyrite in the area.
To get to Kvennavågen we leave from FV 713 at Helgebostad. About. 2 km from the bridge there is a junction and there is the car park. From there, go north / northwest.
About. 2.5 km one way.
Hitra Gårdsmat, Helgebostad.
Helgebostad Horticulture, Helgebostad.
Kvenvær village with Faxvaag shop / post / summer open restaurant / accommodation / activities.
Angelamfi Hitra with accommodation, boat rental.