Skibotn Markedsplass - Skibotn, Norway
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Walking Boots
N 69° 23.622 E 020° 16.131
34W E 471282 N 7698433
Quick Description: Skibotn former marketplace with origial and reconstructed houses.
Location: Troms og Finnmark, Norway
Date Posted: 8/21/2021 12:18:45 PM
Waymark Code: WM14TE5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Rigel2
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Long Description:
A sign that tells the story of the former marketplace in Skibotn with original and reconstructed houses.

The Market consist of original and reconstructed booths, which tells the story about trading activities in Skibotn. This market was the largest in Nothern Troms for several centuries, and the market place gave way to a number of small and large market booths. In the 18th century, two markets were held a year, both of them during the winter to facilate transportation. Later on, the number of markets held increased to three. This is were people such as traders, Sami, farmers, fishermen and Kven meet. Arctic grouse, reindeer, coffe, sugar, flour, fish and wool products were traded here, as well as other items. This market trading ceased in the mid-1950s.
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