The island of Kjerringøy is about 40 km north of Bodø where narrow fjords encircle a mountainous peninsula. Step ashore at Kjerringøy, enjoy the variety and contrasts of nature and find your very own holiday paradise. The sea eagle circles over the trading post and the spectacular natural scenery. Soothing white beaches and smooth rocks invite you to slow down and take it easy. Steep untouched mountainsides offer a challenge to the active visitor with a liking for rambling and rock climbing. Fjords, rivers and lakes full of fish are ideal for boating and canoeing.
Zahlfjøsen has become a cultural institution. A number of films based on Knut Hamsun's novel have used Kjerringøy as a film location. In addition to exhibitions, there are studios and workshops, sales of arts and crafts, a boat building workshop, a libary and a cultural office.