Nature-based experiences in the Realm of Hamsun
Nature-based experiences in the Realm of Hamsun
Adventures in the Realm of Hamsun
On the website http://www.toppene.com/knuthamsunsnatur.htm you will find useful links and information that will come in handy when you explore the nature in the Realm of Hamsun. You will find an overview of equipment available for rental, suggestions of hikes including maps and much more. The hiking map is on sale at accommodation providers and at the municipal council’s service centre.
Experience the excitement while you wait for the fish to bite! We have selected our favourite mountain lakes in our area. We have divided them into three categories: fishing lakes, fishing lakes with boat rental and fishing lakes with boat rental and cabins. Fishing with rods and hand-held lines is permitted at all these lakes. Good fishing!
Marked hiking trails
Fishing lakes Reinoksvatnet lake Krokvatnet lake Øvre and Nedre Stollovatn Skånlandsmarka and Markvatnet lake Åsjord watercourse Lakså watercourse
Storvatnet lake, rental +47 997 86 175 Lille Rekvatn lake, rental +47 997 86 175 Varpa lake, rental +47 75 77 37 80 Sjettevatnet lake, rental +47 481 98 834 Sørfjordvatnet lake, rental +47 41 25 28 04 Steinsland watercourse, rental +47 75 77 13 88 Lilandsvatnet lake, rental tel. +47 95 70 12 24 Straumvatnet lake, rental tel. +47 97 67 44 81
10 summit climb
Fishing lakes with boat rental and cabins
Attractive summit climbs! Hikes in all types of terrain, not only ascents of high mountains and peaks. Descriptions and maps for all hikes, which also have marked hiking trails.
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Guided hikes NordSalten Turlag (hiking association) is part of DNT and you may join us on hikes. Nordland Turselskap takes you “on wild ways in safe hands”. The hiking map is on sale at accommodation providers and at the municipal council’s service centre.
Storskogvatnet lake, Rago, rental tel. +47 982 52 429, page 11 Litjverivatn lake in Rago, rental +47 982 52 429, page 10 Gjerdalsvatnet lake, rental +47 982 52 429, page 13 Austervatnan lake, rental +47 75 69 58 01 Sjettevatnet lake, rental +47 997 86 175, page 21 Sjuendevatnet lake, rental +47 997 86 175, page 34 Slunkavatnet lake, rental +47 997 86 175, page 21 Tennvatnet lake, Helland, rental +47 997 37 336 Storvasseidet, rental +47 99591510, page 44 Stordalshytta (cabin), rental +47 99591510, page 44
The page number refers to the information page in the Hyttekatalog (cabin catalogue).
www.njff.no/nordland search hyttekatalog (cabin catalogue)
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Fishing lakes with boat rental
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Drag 15 20
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Innhav’s Vetten Round trip on the foreshore The width of Norway – Sørfjorden to the Swedish border Sørfjorden – Kati – Rago Hamdalsvatnet lake – Styrkesnes Straumen – Røyrvatn Straumklumpen The Donning route Prestkona Vallevatnet lake Skogmoa – Brennvik Gamme (turf hut) in Nordfold (near Grønntind) Round Nesstraumen
Stetind - Norges Nasjonalfjell
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Salmon, Arctic char and sea trout fishing
Climbing area Sleppen – Skutvik 55 Abseiling – in aerial and picturesque surroundings! You may choose between three different abseiling routes: 10 m, 16 m and 25 m
Cabins Many cabins are available for rental through the various hunting and angling associations in Nordland. www.njff.no/nordland search hyttekatalog (cabin catalogue)
Fishing licences are sold here: Hamarøy Hotel Sells fishing licences for nearby fishing lakes and watercourses Kobbelv Vertshus Sells fishing licences for nearby fishing lakes and watercourses Strømhaug Camping Straumelva river Ness Camping Fishing licences for Ytre Hamarøy Grunneierlag – from Hamsund to Skutvik Information and online purchase of fishing licences: www.inatur.no www.isteigen.no www.godtur.no www.njff/nordland
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Kobbelva river Kobbvatn lake Sagvatn watercourse Laksåelva river Sørelva river (Draugelva river) in Hellemobotn in Tysfjord Straumelva river Varpa/Kvannvatnet lake
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Sea and fjord fishing Fishing in the open sea is the real Nordland adventure! Common catches include cod, coalfish, halibut, salmon and sea trout. Rent a boat, catch your own fish and feel the excitement in your body. Ask us, we know who has boats available for rental.
Sea and fjord fishing with boat and skipper With a knowledgeable local onboard, you will get to know about the best fishing spots. 50 Salten Veteran Boat Society has two boats: Bolga and Blomøy, +47 907 88 134 51 Steigen Havfiske, M/F Engeløyværingen, +47 75 77 78 89 52 M/F Haukøyfjord, Rudolf Jakobsen, +47 993 71 476 53 M/S Sjøgutten, Knut Krogh, +47 478 46 897 54 Havøyjenta, Kurt Ediassen, +47 990 25 729
Reiseliv i Hamsuns rike Postboks 88, Oppeid 8298 Hamarøy email@example.com
Please note some websites are in Norwegian language only. 7 6 45
www.hamsunsenteret.no - www.hamaroyhotel.no - www.kobbelv.no
Design: www.petas-design.com Foto: Sørfold kommune, Nordland Fylkeskommune/Vegard Moen, Steigen Kystmuseum, Museum Nord, Halvard Toften, Frode Jenssen, Kjell Fredriksen, Bente M. Ness, Ernst Furuhatt, Håvard M. Meisal, Geir Winther, Peter Krüger, L.M.Kvamme, Ann Merethe Willumsen
Nature-based experiences in the Realm of Hamsun
Your guide with tips and maps for exciting adventures in the Realm of Hamsun!
Culture and history
Experience the magic in the Realm of Hamsun
“Many of my poems come into being when I lie on my back in the wood. I try to get far away from people and everything which reminds me of modern life, I return to my childhood days when I was herding the cattle back home. At that time my feeling for nature was aroused.” Knut Hamsun A 9000-year history, unforgettable nature-based experiences, Sami cultural pearls, hospitable people and Knut Hamsun! Take up the challenge and climb Norway’s national mountain, Stetind. Let your kayak glide across calm waters, hike in the fantastic landscape or just enjoy the peace and tranquillity.
Norway’s national mountain
Knut Hamsun Centre
Knut Hamsun’s Childhood Home
Hamarøy Folk Museum
Ness and the Seven Tidal Currents
Lule Sami Centre. Museum, sale of Sami handicrafts, guiding/narration about Sami culture and society. Coastal Sami culture, dress traditions, silver and Sami magic drum.
Mt. Stetind (1392 m a.s.l.) rises vertically from the sea. A distinctive navigational beacon for seafarers and a Sami holy mountain, Stetind is today a popular hiking destination.
The Knut Hamsun Centre is a national centre for author and Nobel Prize winner Knut Hamsun (1859-1952). Designed by award-winning architect Steven Holl.
One of Europe’s largest coastal fortifications from World War II. One of the bunkers has been converted into a museum. The entire fortification area may be experienced on foot.
The house where the author Knut Hamsun grew up. A museum featuring artefacts related to Hamsun and his family.
The historic trading post dates from 1845. Exhibition: “Sigfred and Ragnar and the Seven Tidal Currents” (Husøyvær). Barn nisse exhibition in the farm’s barn. Museum shop and café.
Galleries, spa and places to stay and eat. Knut Hamsun was a young clerk at trader Walsøe’s company. Short distance to Tranøy Lighthouse offering accommodation and dining.
Rich area from the Viking era. Seven tidal currents with rich fish stocks, the strongest of which is Nesstraumen. Splendid stone rustic shelter. Husøyvær: NRK Ut i naturen.
Rago National Park
The Polar Line
Crofter’s cottage in Kjelvik
Explore 5700 km² of wild, uninhibited and contrasting nature comprising peaceful forests, craggy cliffs, thundering waterfalls and glaciers. www.dirnat.no/nasjonalparker/rago
Incomplete railway line from Fauske - Narvik constructed by POWs during World War II. Many traces of the railway line construction, including completed tunnels and bridge pillars.
Sami crofter’s cottage with a picturesque location. Time has more or less stood still here since the last resident left in 1967.
Norway’s most beautiful ferry voyage
Ulvsvåg 24 Oppeid 13 Skutvik 23 20 Ness Drag 21 23 Finnøy Engeløya 7 Innhavet 16 6
Hamarøy War Memorial Museum
Hellemobotn – “Ingen grenser”
Rock carvings of the outline of two full size reindeer.
One of the richest archaeological areas in Northern Norway. Ancient monuments on the island of Engeløya dating from the Iron Age and Viking Era.
The Hamarøy War Memorial Museum portrays war memorials linked to the war period 1940-45, with focus on the local and distinctive war history.
Norway at its narrowest and most vigorous. Follow in the footsteps of Lars Monsen and his popular TV programme Ingen grenser. Caving, mountain hiking and path to the Swedish border.
Steigen Folk Museum
Steigen Coastal Museum Nordskot
Trips on the open sea and in the fjords of Salten on the veteran boats Bolga and Blomøy. Fishing, beach forays, day trips or longer trips with accommodation.
Rørstad Church dates from 1761 and is a listed building. Settlement of Rørstad dates back to the Iron Age. In 1732 Swedish botanist Carl von Linne paid a visit.
A doctor’s residence dating from 1877, and the lady of the house’s café. Walk past the vicarage and garden to Steigen Folk Museum, and explore several centuries of Engeløya’s history.
The coastal society’s wharf building with exhibitions of boats, motors, fishing, catching, handicrafts and home articles. Open from July 1.
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Stella Maris at Skutvik is one of the artworks placed in the Nordland landscape. International artists have each built a sculpture in 32 host municipalities.
At the foot of this distinctive mountain, the author Knut Hamsun sat and wrote the Nobel prize-winning novel Growth of the Soil. The mountain may be climbed from the eastern side.
For travel information and schedules in Nordland, ring 177. If you ring from outside Nordland, dial +47 75 77 24 10. Check also: www.177nordland.no www.ferge-nordland.no www.thn.no
Cycle tours in the Realm of Hamsun A cycle-friendly destination in the landscape from Hamsun’s novels. Fjord crossings by ferry and express boat. Part of the Vestfjord route over to Lofoten.
The Kraft Festival is a culture and activity festival arranged in mid-July every second year, profiling local artists and carriers of culture in collaboration with regional and national actors. Next event: 2012.
Museum Nord – Kjøpsvik
Rock art from the Stone Age of life-size representations of moose, reindeer, bear and killer whales, using a technique that only exists in North Nordland.
The museum in an historic 17th century trading post with exhibitions portraying the history of trade, communication and the fishing industry.
The development from faming society to industrial society. Kjøpsvik is characterized by the 90-year history of the Nordland Portland Cementfabrik (now Norcem).
Hamarøy, Hamsun Days
Sørfold, Kjelvik Day
Steigen Sagaspill is a festival arranged in late July every second year. The highlight is the play about the loving couple Hagbard and Signe, which stages the imaginary Viking community of Steig. Next event: July 2013.
Kjelvik Day is a family event featuring demonstrations of old handicraft techniques and the preparation and sale of traditional food products. Mid-August every year.
We recommend a visit to our galleries:
The Hamsun Days is arranged in Hamarøy every second year around the time of the author’s birthday on August 4. It is Norway’s largest and most high profile Hamsun event and 2012 is the 30th anniversary of the literature festival. Next event: 2012.
Sørfold, Kraft Festival
This is an area known from the screen version of Knut Hamsun’s novels and from an episode of the Norwegian TV programme 71grader nord which was filmed on Mt. Hamarøyskaftet.
Museum Nord – Korsnes
Leiknes Rock Art Field
Drag – Kjøpsvik Skutvik – Svolvær, Lofoten Bognes – Skarberget Bognes – Lødingen, Lofoten
Røsvik Rørstad Church
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Salten Veteran Boat Society
Fauske – Kobbelv Fauske - Tømmernes Tømmernes – Leinesfjord Tømmernes – Bogøy Fauske – Innhavet Fauske – Ulvsvåg Fauske – Skutvik Fauske – Bognes Ulvsvåg – Oppeid Ulvsvåg – Skutvik Ulvsvåg – Tranøy Kjøpsvik – Efjord Skarberget – Narvik
The ferry voyage Skutvik-Skrova-Svolvær is referred to as one of the country’s finest ferry routes in one of Norway’s most beautiful areas.
Sagelv rock carving field
Steigen, Nordskot Tranøy Gallery: www.tranoy-galleri.com Hamsun Gallery: www.hamsungalleriet.no Hamarøy Gallery: www.hamaroygalleri.no Mormor Hus: www.galleri-mormorshus.no
The Vestfjordseilasen is Northern Norway’s largest sailing regatta. The race starts at Nordskot in Steigen and the finish line is at Kabelvåg in Lofoten. Annual event at the turn of the month June/July.
www.nordskot.org www.bodoseilforening.no/wips/ 233295744/
Kystfolkets helg (the coastal people’s weekend) is an annual event in the traditional coastal community of Helnessund. Market day and wharf party with live music in the evening. Late July every year.
The Sagfjord Day is a market day with auction, sales stands and entertainment. Mid-July every year.
SementBlues - Blues festival featuring artists from Norway and overseas. Several musical events and the opportunity for hikes in the wonderful nature.