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Welcome to Utværet Lånan!
 Lånan is an archipelago in Vega county in Helgeland. Here we maintain the old tradition of taking care of eiderducks. We produce eiderdown duvets 
of the finest quality.

Lånan Duvet

No other duvet filling is so light and gives off so much warmth as eiderdown. The fluff from the eider duck’s breast has a special quality. In contrast to down from ducks and geese, eider down has small barbs which keep it together. This provides eiderdown duvets with a unique capacity to insulate and emit heat.

To buy a eiderdown duvet is an investment for generations. All our duvets are 100% hand made from the very best eiderdown available. We make all our duvets to meet your needs and expectations. For adults we recommend either a single or a double duvet measuring 2,0 or 2,20 meters in width. Regarding your requirements according to heat, we can make an extra thick winter duvet, a lighter summer duvet or an all season duvet. It’s all up to you.

We can also make special baby and junior duvets.

Prices available at requests. Pleas contact Hildegunn via e-mail or by phone ; +47 45 27 26 54

Lånan Pillow

Once you have experienced a night on an eiderdown pillow, nothing else will do. Therefore many of our duvet customers also wanted a pillow to accompany their Lånan duvet. So, by popular request we have made the Lånan Pillow with the very finest eiderdown. Our pillows are rather small measuring 45 by 50 cm, and can therefor be used along with your other pillow.

Eiderdown Mittens

With a pair of eiderdown mittens we can guarantee you warm hands, even in the coldest of weather. Our range covers women’s, men’s and baby mittens in 100% eiderdown. Their classic design and neutral colors make them go well to most outdoor clothing. Our baby mittens are made without a thumb to ensure comfort.

Our eiderdown mittens are designed by the Norwegian designer Synnøve Mo and are made by Protex near Trondheim. This ensures 100% Norwegian quality. The outer layers of the mitten in wind and waterproof, and they are easy to clean with a damp cloth.

Children's Book

We are making a continual effort to expand our selection of products. The interest for our products is considerable both in Norway and abroad and many people would like a souvenir of Lånan. It is always satisfying and fun to se how engaged the children get when they learn about the eider ducks at Lånan. Our own grandchildren spend their summers with us, and through them we can experience our birds in several ways.

In 2012 one of our longest dreams came true when we published our own children’s book, “ Eli and Emriks adventurous summer at Lånan”. The book is written by Trine Gransmoe from Bodø, and beautifully illustrated by Ingerlise K. Kongsgaard.

Join the eider ducklings Eli and Emrik on their adventures at Lånan during a fabulous summer season. Eli and Emrik merchandise are available. Contact us for further information.

Experience Lånan

Boattrip to Lånan

When the summer reaches us, we welcome you to visit our eider keepers, and experience the beauty and tranquility of Lånan. Every Tuesday and Friday from June 27 to August 4 in 2017 trips to Lånan are available by boat from Vega. Upon arrival at Lånan, our eider keepers greet you, and guides you by foot through the realm of the eider duck. The historic walkabout ends at our barn, where we serve food and drinks to our guests.

The complete experience, including the boattrip, takes about 4 hours. The boat departs from Nes at Vega at 2:30 PM. Booking available by phone. Please call Visit Vega at + 47 75 03 53 88.

Contact

Telephone: + 47 45 27 26 54
E-mail: info@lanan.no
Post address:
Utværet Lånan AS
PO BOX 53
1682 Skjærhallen

Lille Lånan

Located 30 kilometers from Vega, Lånan can be hard to reach without a private boat. That is if you’re not on board one of the mutual boat trips we organize every summer.

It is however possible to experience a little bit of Lånan at Vega. At the end of the pier at Nes, we have established “Little Lånan” together with the Vega World Heritage foundation. Here we offer you a piece of the Lånan history and the eider down industry.

Little Lånan is open for visitors every day during the summer season from 10:30 am to 5 pm. Every Saturday in July you can take part in the cleaning and plucking of eider down, when we open the doors to our Eider Club. We also show our film about Lånan and read to the children. A bird keeper is always present at the Eider Club.

Entry to Little Lånan and the Eider Club is free of charge, and does not require pre booking.

For more information regarding our products and activities, please feel welcome to contact us at any time.