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Panorama picture from Bodø Municipality in Norway




KJERRINGØY OLD TRADING POST

The old buildings and furnishings at Kjerringøy Old Trading Post have been preserved as they stood on Knut Hamsun'sfirst visit, more than a hundred years ago. Visitors are given a glimpse of Northern Norway's cultural history and the lives of servants and masters at this old trading post in the north.

During the 19th century, Kjeningøy was one of the wealthiest trading posts in Nordland county.

Fifteen of the old buildings are still intact, with virtually complete original furnishings. In 1997, "Nyfjøset", a service facility that also houses exhibitions, lecture rooms, a cafe, kiosk and Tourist Information, opened. The exterior of Nyfjøset is an exact copy of the old barn that was torn down in 1892. Season: 23 May - 23 Aug.

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.