The scenery on Røstlandet,
covered as it is by flat pastures, marshes and innumerable fresh and
brackish lakes and ponds, contrasts sharply with the towering, steep bird cliffs that rise out of the sea towards the southwest. Nowhere else in Norway will you find as many nesting sea birds as on these islands.
The last stop before the ocean is the lush green island Skomvær with its proud lighthouse, constructed in 1887. The artist Theodor Kittelsen lived at Skomvær for almost two years towards the end of the 1880s.