DISCOVER THE KJERRINGØY PENINSULA
Sightseen, Less than 1 hour walking
In a nutshell An exciting coach and ferry tour to discover Kjerringøy, a place of great historic interest dating back to the late 18th century used as a location for many films - a true journey back in time through the eyes of the locals and excellent occasion for a spot of shopping.
Good to know
- Ferry transfer from Festvåg to Misten
- Kjerringøy Trading Post Museum
- Clip on trading activities and everyday life in Kjerringøy
- Our adventure starts at the Bodø jetty, where we get on a coach that drives across lovely scenery as far as Kjerringøy approximately 40 km north of Bodø - to reach it, we go on a short ferry transfer from Festvåg to Misten.
- The trading site is a true historic gem that is very well preserved and surrounded by a breathtaking scenery. It dates back to the late 18th century and it nestles among the mountains protected by the open sea by a series of islets. It is easy to see how this tranquil peninsula lapped by the turquoise waters and surrounded by high granite peaks is one of the favourite locations for Norwegian directors. Various films based on Knut Hamsun’s novels were shot here, including “Benoni og Rosa”.
- The emporium and 15 buildings part of the complex were erected towards the end of the 1700s, but trade increased and became profitable only towards the late 1800s. Kjerringøy traders salted and dried the fish purchased in the Lofoten islands and elsewhere in order to transport it by sea to Bergen and return with a load of food, tools and other products to be sold in the emporium. Year after year, they created the busiest trading hub in Nordland.
- We then visit the small shop to see a clip on the trading activities and everyday life in Kjerringøy.
Good to know
- This excursion is conducted partly by coach and partly by ferry.
- The clip on Kjerringøy will be shown in English.