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Kjerringoy Trading Post

Kjerringoy Gamle Handelssted, Bodo 8093, Norway
47 7550 3505
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Ranked #3 of 25 Attractions in Bodo
Type: Museums
Traveler Description: Kjerringøy old trading Center, a museum 40 km north of Bodø, is one of the cities most viseted attractions. The museum gives a uniqe picture of the... more »
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Bodo, Norway
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

It is a kind of museum but also a place where you are allowed to stay and swim. We were there at the perfect moment: it was very hot, we needed a swim and there were both shadow and sunny places to be.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

interesting site. Learned a lot of Norwegian history. It was a pity there was no English guide. Good Kaffee with great local dishes.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Me and my friend was there last summer. And the movies they sent were simply breathtaking. It's hard to take in how Norway was back in the olden days, but this place really takes you back. And you absolutely have to try out the møsbrømlefs. A North Norwegian traditional lefs.

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Guildford, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

We visited with Norwegian friends and feared that language would prove a problem. We need not have worried, the staff, in common with most Norwegians speak English. There is a leaflet in English and a version of the explanatory film is also shown in English. Best of all we are given a guided tour round the main house also in... More

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Chester, United Kingdom
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

The trading post is an open air museum in a spectacular bay on an island you can reach within 30 minutes from Bodo. We sat with a picnic of arctic shrimps on the pier over the small fjord. The views are absolutely amazing and one of the nicest in Norway. I can wholeheartedly recommend the trip out.

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21 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

It is a tiny village you can reach from Bodo in less than one hour including a short link with ferry. There you can find a small ensemble of traditional houses on the fjord, a small church and a lot of magic. Fantastic.

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Bodø, Norway
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

Yes, visitn at least once a year, often summertime. The grounds are beautiful even in wintertime, but the museum is closed or has limited access. Kjerringøy is a beautiful place, the scenery is marvellous, and the museum is very well presented and worth a visit to know more about northern norway coast cultural life. There is a beach also, perfect... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013 via mobile

Beautiful little fishing village. Stunning views on the drive from Bodø including an interesting ferry ride. Friendly people.

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Trondheim, Norway
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

This is probably the most beautiful place I ever have been to. We did our visit early in June; almost no people and extremely pleasant weather (that means a lot). Very service minded staff has a lot of information to tell about this place. Don't forget to enter the old shop at the beach. Coast life around the Mediterranean is... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

You should plan the visit in the summer months, Jun - Aug. I prefer July in northern Norway, that is when the weather is usually the best there. This place will show you a bit of the Norwegian history from this part of the country. Also interesting for my kids that suddenly was interested in how things were in the... More

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