The name Jåsund's roots is the Old Norwegian word "mjår" = narrow, "the narrow sound". The shallow and narrow sound that connects Lenefjorden and Grønfjorden is like a needle's eye that you have to go through. Whoever lived here had full control of maritime traffic in and out of the bay on the west side of the cape. There are many burial mounds surrounding the sound. Jåsund got a customs office as early as in 1604. The customs office recorded shipment of timber to Holland and Scotland. From the summer 1617 to the summer of the following year, the customs office cleared a total of 22 ships.
Foto: Lindesnes fyr
Sist endret: 2018-11-14
In Jåsund we find traces of the very first people who settled on the southern tip of Norway.