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Kjerringoy Trading Post

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Address: Kjerringoy Gamle Handelssted | 8093 Kjerringoy, Bodo 8093, Norway
Phone Number: +47 75 50 35 05
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Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

A visit to northern Norway`s best preserved trading post is a journey back...

A visit to northern Norway`s best preserved trading post is a journey back in time. Here you can feel the past, with "jektefart" and fish trading, Herring and the daily life in northern Norway coastal communities in the 19 century. Kjerringoy Trading Post is a unique example of coastal heritage set in magnificent scenery. It consists of 15 old buildings retaining many of their original contents. It is one of the country's most important collections of buildings from the nineteenth century. The beautiful slide-show "Anna Elisabeth of Kjerringoy" provides an excellent introduction to a visit. It lasts about 20 minutes. Guided tours are then available around the various yards and buildings. You can shop in the store ("Kramboden") or enjoy refreshments in Nyfjosen Cafe or in the garden. In the museumshop in Nyfjosen you can buy gifts and souvernirs, local design and crafts.

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My favourite this summer

This was my favourite this summer. The story of Kjerringøy was told through an interesting film. Our guide in the main house was the best guide I've met. He was interested in both... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
Bergen, Norway
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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

This was my favourite this summer. The story of Kjerringøy was told through an interesting film. Our guide in the main house was the best guide I've met. He was interested in both the history of the house and in his audience. Kjerringøy was a calm and beautiful spot on earth and I'm looking forward to go back one day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

What more can you aks for? The old trading post, situated perfectly in this coastal landscape, with this beatuful, white sandy beach in the front, the perfect place to experience the history and culture of Northern Norway, for all generations.

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is a really interesting place that is now a tourist attraction in Bodo, Norway. When you first arrive at this place, you are treated to a video presentation which tells the history of the amazing lady who ran the trading post. The main house where she and her husband(s) lived with their hired hands is open and it is... More 

2 Thank drkblim
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015 via mobile

It's in a very pretty location and is the ideal place to go if you want to learn about Norwegian history. You will notice the ceiling is quite low in these old buildings. The building where the owner lived has hand painted tapestry and rooms divided up Downton Abbey-style, the other buildings are completely different. They have guided tours were... More 

1 Thank Malene Q
Cortlandt Manor, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

THis little island (requires a ferry) just north of Bobo has a lovely museum built on the site of an old trading post - very well done, very pretty, and worth the visit.

1 Thank Francoise L
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We had a great time here. Luckily we had perfect weather which made the whole experience. Make sure you taking swimming shorts and goggles too. We took a pair of waders to use for fishing www.chesties.co.uk

Thank Daniel M
Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Long before oil was discovered, the people of Nordland province depended on fishing for survival. This trading post was a key center where fish were exchanged for necessities and occasional luxuries. This is beautifully preserved with excellent guided tours. This is north of Bodø and involves a ferry ride.

1 Thank Michael F
Bodo, Norway
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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.

1 Thank Luna D
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

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

1 Thank Eric G
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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.

2 Thank Gaute S

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