A journey through time and space

A journey through time and space

The combination of Kjerringøy Handelssted and Jektefartsmuseet gives you a real deep dive into raw coastal culture, where you'll feel the full range of emotions.

The real highway

Coast, Old National Highway 1. Where commercial centers lie like pearls on a string. Keringwe became a power base in the north, so powerful in fact that the city of Bodo did not play a central role until well into the twentieth century. . This is where they stored them, and this is where they sold the fish.

Fisherman's life where the man sailed to Lofoten and went to Finnmarka. A family in which the wife runs the farm and takes care of the children. Fiskerbonden, a hybrid presence carefully adapted to the northern Norwegian coastal community.

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Annual fishing trip to Bergen. Dried fish trade at a high level, strength and powerlessness. Profit and risk. It was an eternal battle against the weather gods.

Yacht cruise where the boats returned laden with international motives, spices, salt, coffee, spirits and wine.

Clean treasure chest

It is this treasure trove of stories that can be found in Kjerringøy Handelsted and Jektefartsmuseet.

How can the two museums provide this in 2023?

Yes, you can visit a mall where a whole cultural environment from the 19th century has been frozen in time, represented among other things by 15 listed buildings with authentic interiors.

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19th Century: The exhibitions give you a real feeling of time travel.

Real traditional food

Sample traditional foods including everything from squid, dried fish and croaker cake to local rhubarb, veal and sheep.

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You can try queen fish soup, meat soup and møsbrømlefse. During the season, there are actually up to 1,000 loaves handmade on site.

You can wander among the playful goats, and get guided tours by local experts. Sitting in an English landscaped garden surrounded by pines, birches and fragrant lilacs. Be amazed at how siberian flowers build their own “room” – a small natural gazebo with a round stone table in the middle.


This is where you can watch a photo game that will bring tears to your eyes before entering a booth filled with trinkets and sweets.

Kjerringøy Handelssted is a nostalgia bomb where you are taken back in time. It's a living museum that proves once and for all how forward-looking coastal communities in northern Norway were in the 19th century. It was not isolated villages, but bustling towns that made bacalao based on Portuguese recipes.

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Deep Dive: The Yacht Museum gives you a real deep dive into raw coastal culture, where you'll feel the full range of emotions.

Only full

At Jektefartsmuseet, stories come in different forms, whether in the form of “theatre” or guided tours and the opportunity for immersion across digital platforms. Yachting is also in the center here, with a full boat being the main attraction. In addition, there are exhibitions showcasing the fishing community and urban city of Bergen in the 19th century.

At the Vengen Skafferi restaurant, local traditions and ingredients are used alongside food transported on yachts to and from Nordland. The food profile is built on these raw materials and traditions presented as modern dishes. The focus is on the rustic and sourdough pies served here.

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Both with brown cheese and strawberry jam, but also with salmon. The classic meatloaf sandwich is also a crowd favorite. There's always a bucket or two of red snapper ready, and when one of the many events occurs, it's made for “fine dining,” where the menu is also accompanied by lively storytelling.

work hours

Kjerringøy Trade Centre

Open on Saturdays, January 21st

At 11.30-15.00

Summer season 2023

May 19 – August 27:

Open daily 11.00 – 17.00

Open Saturdays, September 2

At 11.30-15.00

Yacht Museum

Monday: Closed

Tuesday-Friday: 11.00-16.00

Saturday/Sunday: 11.00-17.00

National Holidays: Closed

Summer season 2023

June 19 – August 20

Monday – Wednesday: 11.00-17.00

Thursday: 11.00-20.00

Friday – Sunday: 11.00-17.00

National Holidays: Closed

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