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Panorama picture from Bodø Municipality in Norway


The island of Kjerringøy is about 40 km north of Bodø where narrow fjords encircle a mountainous peninsula. Author Knut Hamsun visited Kjerringøy in 1879 and found inspiration and encouragement for his writing. Later, several of his novels were dramatised and filmed here. "Rosa and Benoni" and "The Telegraphist" based on the novel "Dreamers", and "Pan" which was filmed for the second time on Kjerringøy in 1994.

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. And everywhere there are vast forests and meadows where those who listen closely, as Hamsun did, can still hear Pan playing his flute...

Step ashore at Kjerringøy, enjoy the variety and contrasts of nature and find your very own holiday paradise! The Zahlfjøset barn will house workshops for craftsmen, a boatbuilder's workshop, and a library. At Kjerringøy. there is a camp site, cafés, grocery and shops, petrol station etc.

Kjerringøy has many scenic jewels that tempt the rambler. Middagshaugen, Kvarven and Tverelvskardet are just some of the popular destinations nearby. Middagshaugen is a hill south of Kjerringøy village which is popular for its fine view. The well-marked path is steep and winding. There is parking near the start of the trail, by the entrance to the cemetery in Mølndalen. Be sure to sign the guest book at the summit. There is also a clearly marked path from the Kjerringøy vicarage.