Heimerhavna with Tilthornet in the background. Tranøy is an old and charateristic pilot community and commercial center farthest out in Vestfjorden.
Karl Erik Harr´s Hamsun illustrations in the old country store where Knut Hamsun was employed as a salesman in his youth.
After Knut Hamsun´s stay at his uncle´s ended, a wandering time began, but after a year he came back to Hamarøy, where he worked as a salesman and a office clerk in a shop at Tranøy. Here Knut learns much about life at a commercial center, something he made use of in many of his novels. There is not much left of the commercial center, but the shop is still there and houses today a Hamsun gallery with paintings of the artist Karl Erik Harr. Below the shop, the boat house for big boats lies, also used as a shop. After some time Hamsun leaves Hamarøy, and 20 years will pass before he returns.