Kjerringøy, a half-hour drive north of Bodø, is a pearl on the coast of Nordland, a picturesque coastal-alpine landscape overlooking Vestfjorden and protected from the mighty ocean by a garland of small islands, islets and skerries.
Your meeting with internal peace
Encounter a compact and varied landscape with polished mountainsides, glimmering, white sandy beaches and active farming communities. This is your chance to take it easy – an abundance of experiences are just waiting for you. This is a journey through time from the days and travails of the local Viking kings to our modern age and the good life along the Norwegian coast.
Sites and attractions new and old
Norway’s best-preserved seaside trading post at Kjerringøy is widely known from film productions based on Knut Hamsun’s novels. You will feel as though you are travelling over one hundred years back in time while at this authentic trading post – back to the time when Northern Norway’s richest man, the ship owner and merchant Erasmus Zahl, ruled here. Nearby is the Zahlfjøsen barn, which houses boat-building, a gallery and the exhibition “Hamsun in film and photographs”, featuring among others the well-known painter Karl Erik Harr. Kjerringøy Gårdsysteri (Farm & Cheese Factory) produces its own cheeses, bread baked in its stone oven and organic food.
Go ashore on Kjerringøy, walk along white beaches and have your breath taken away. If you wish to read more about these experiences, click your way onto our article about Wonderful Kjerringøy.
Fabulous overnight accommodation
Kjerringøy Bryggehotell (Wharf Hotel) opened in summer 2007. The wharf hotel is magnificently situated in Kjerringøy Harbour, a mere stone’s throw from the old seaside trading post. The seahouses and apartments are all state-of-the-art. Boats with motor and fishing equipment may be rented.