Elven landscapes attracted not fantasy books lovers but true businessmen. In 1690 family of rich Norwegians, Schøning, founded a real trading center here. The infrastructure for economy of whole gulf. Fishermen were brining their catch here to spread between wholesale buyers. After seven generations of running the trading post, industrial revolution had come to the game. Engines were installed to ships, from now they can cross the gulf without relying on the wind, and no need to stop by the trading center.
Now this is just a couple of scandinavian pretty houses on a small island with a mountains on the background..