Aurlandsskoen Èconomusèe

Odden 13, 5745 Aurland, Norway

While Aurland was once a hub for traditional shoemaking, the Aurland Shoe Factory is the only surviving company which still makes the Aurland shoe (aka “the original penny loafer”) by hand. Take a tour of the facility—part artisan workshop, part museum—and learn about the history and production of these iconic shoes, said to be inspired by the traditional moccasins of the Iroquois tribe. A pair of these famously durable slip-ons is a unique souvenir that will stand up to walking tours around ports—and far beyond.

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Aurland Shoe Factory

While Aurland was once a hub for traditional shoemaking, the Aurland Shoe Factory is the only surviving company which still makes the Aurland shoe (aka “the original penny loafer”) by hand. Take a tour of the facility—part artisan workshop, part museum—and learn about the history and production of these iconic shoes, said to be inspired by the traditional moccasins of the Iroquois tribe. A pair of these famously durable slip-ons is a unique souvenir that will stand up to walking tours around ports—and far beyond.

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