Posted: 20/11/2015 at 08:25
Stavanger benefits from the Gulf Stream which enables the owners of the island to do what they do. In the Autumn they dig up all the plants and transfer them to a heated warehouse in Stavanger, then put them all back in the Spring. The island is about 20 mins ride in a jet boat from the main harbour terminal in Stavanger and is run by just 1 family and a couple of volunteers. It's incredible what they have managed to achieve - especially as it was essentially a bare rock less than 50 years ago.