Right out to the Noth Sea you will find the green and grassy island of Kinn. The seas surrounding Kinn were the main grounds for herring fishing fduring large parts of the 19th century, with the population of Kinn and it's surrounding islands reaching 15.000 in the winter fishing season. Today there are only a few inhbitants on the island.
The mythical church of Kinn is built in roman style, and has been in use sice the 12th century. It has since been added to and renovated, and currently stands as close as possible to its original state. This is the oldest church in Sunnfjord Region, and was traditionally linked to the legend of St. Sunniva and the Selju Menn. Modern research indicates that the church was built by celts who had seeked refuge on the island to escape religious prosecution. A pageant play depicting the legend of Sunniva is performed annually, on the third weekend of June, in front of the church.
The church sits at the base of the steep mountain of Kinn, and the massive Kinn Cliff is its nearest neighbour. The famous cleft cliff of Kinn is famous along the coast, as its charecteristic shape has always been a guide for sailors along our coast.
There is a marked hiking trail around the island. You can also hike up Kinnafjellet. The trail starts from the road between the Church and the harbour.
Kinn DNT Cabin
You can stay overnight at old school house on the island. Flora Turlag, a local organization of the Norwegian Trekking Association, offers accommodation at the old school house on the island. You can borrow keys to the cabin at the Tourist Information Office in Florø.