TOUR TO KJERRINGØY TRADING POST
Sightseeing, Nature excursion, Meal included
This full-day tour is a fantastic experience to one of the most spectacular and most important cultural heritage monuments that dates back to the 18th century and has been used as the location for many films. The trip starts by bus from the pier, taking you to the Kjerringøy trading post through the scenic landscape. The Kjerringøy trading post is an historical gem of well-preserved original buildings in an idyllic setting. It is located approx. 40 kilometres north of Bodø including a 10-minute ferry crossing between Festvåg and Misten in a picturesque coastal mountain landscape sheltered from the open sea by a string of small islands. The trading post and its 15 buildings, still in their original setting, saw their golden age towards the end of the 19th century, although it was established in the late 18th century. The Kjerringøy merchants bought fish in the Lofoten Islands and elsewhere, dried or salted it, and sailed to Bergen to sell it returning with foodstuffs, equipment and other goods that they sold in their store, and gradually they became the most affluent in their trade in Nordland County. You'll be shown a film in one of the buildings about the merchants and life on Kjerringøy, where there is also a café and a museum shop. You can then explore the various other buildings, including the Main House. Every effort has been made to present the site through the eyes of the servants as well as the owners. Among the preserved buildings is a country store, situated on the white beach, where you can still buy traditional boiled sweets. You will then have lunch at the island's hotel before returning to Bodø by bus.
What you need to know
Space is limited, so please reserve early. The order of the visits may vary for organisational purposes.