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Address: Kjerringoy road 1127 | 8093 Kjerringoy, Bodo 8093, Norway
Phone Number: 4791006443
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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On a cold and windy day, but still nice

My wife had been to Kjerringoy before, but for me it was the first time, and I was keen on getting to a place which is some kind of meodel for trading posts often mentioned in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Lars B H
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Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife had been to Kjerringoy before, but for me it was the first time, and I was keen on getting to a place which is some kind of meodel for trading posts often mentioned in Knut Hamsund's novels. Getting there by ferry was smooth and a 15 drive on a narrow road got us to the main church next... More 

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San Leonardo, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited the trading post in February and were warmly welcomed by the gentleman working in the shop. We watched a movie on the history of the trading post then were given a very informative tour of the buildings. It was very interesting to see how people lived back then. I'm sorry that I don't remember the name of the... More 

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Thank Di R
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and serene historical trading post. But I arrived on a stormy day outside the tourist season so almost everything was closed. The visit was saved by warm and friendly locals who went all out to show me around and share local information and history in the open air areas. Was also very lucky to have met Obi, who drove... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fantastic farm, that shows how people were living in north Norway for 100 years ago. Very well explained.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

I think we would've been greatly underwhelmed by this if we had not lucked into timing our arrival with the 2pm guided tour (free) of the main house. Our guide was just fantastic--he did a wonderful job of setting the era and explaining the history. The weather was terrible (cold and rainy) so I'm sure if we'd just walked around... More 

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Bergen, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

This beautiful place really takes you back in history. The trading post is an open air museum in a spectacular bay on an island (see my attached photos!) you can reach within 30 minutes from Bodo Very service minded staff has a lot of information to tell about this place. You should plan the visit in the summer months, Jun... More 

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Trondheim, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

This is a very well preserved old trading post brimming with 19th century history. It is well kept, with good guides and a very nice multimedia presentation that brings the history to life, exemplified through the woman that ran the place for decades. The location itself is also very beautiful, highlighting some of the best of the Northern Norwegian coast... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This historical tour was an amazing lots of information to absorb. It was highly enjoyable with our tour guide Bjørn, who was knowlegeable about Norway's historical place in European trade and Kerringoy's importance in Norway. This was a beautiful location to see the physical structures of the fishing village, and to get an idea of the lives of the people... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Kjerringøy handelssted is a historic place which has had an important function before the town of Bodø became and grew to the centre of Nordland. Several buildings witness how life has been in former times. For those who are interested in former northern norwegian culture an architecture this museum is recommended. At the cafe you can buy coffe and cake... More 

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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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