Kjerringøy Trading Post

+47 75 50 35 05/ +47 910 06 443


Season and opening hours:

Summer season 2017: 20.05 - 03.09 daily 11.00 a.m - 5 p.m
For all opening hours please look below on this site
All year: open every saturday 11:30 a.m - 3:00 p.m

Kjerringøy Trading Post

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.

Kjerringøy 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 Kjerringøy” 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 Nyfjøsen Café or in the garden. Occasionally various crafts are demonstrated in the buildings. Cultural events are also held here. (See the programme for the season).

For a guided tour of the main building a special ticket must be bought.

During the tour you will hear more about the competent merchants of Kjerringøy: Sverdrup, Ellingsen and Zahl. You will also gain an insight into the daily lives of the fishermen and smallholders on the coast. The golden age of the trading post was at the end of the nineteenth century. At that time Zahl enjoyed profitable business in the fish trade, coastal shipping, exports and imports. In time Kjerringøy grew to become the wealthiest trading centre in North Norway.


360 show http://vt.arctic360.com/nordlandsmuseet/kjerringoy-handelssted/


Opening hours Kjerringøy trading post 2017.

January – April: open every saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Easter: thursday 13. april ,friday 14. april and saturday 15. april. Open 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

2. may – 19. may open tuesday – saturday  11.30 a.m. – 15.00 p.m.

SUMMER SEASON: 20. May   – 3. September.  Daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m. tickets NOK 100,-/150,-

4. september – 30. september open tuesday – sunday 11.30 a.m. – 15.00 p.m.

October – december: open every saturday 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Christmas markets and family events: Saturdays 11.30 a.m – 3 p.m. on the
18. november, 25. november, 2. december, 9. december and 16. december


The reception including Nyfjøsen Café has wheelchair access.

GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:
N 67° 31.147′, E 14° 45.395′

WGS 84 – desimal:
67.51912, 14.75658


Group visit/prebooking.
Groups of 10 or more, please contact us in advance.

Telefon Kjerringøy Handelssted +47 75  50 35 05 / +47 910 06 443

E-post: booking.kjerringoy@nordlandsmuseet.no

For all group visits/cruise visits/travel companies with prebooking special rates apply.

We customize the group visit. The group gets its own guides, priority in relation to other visitors, and specially adapted guiding at Kjerringøy, and serving, if desired and ordered in advance.


Ticket prices 

General admission pass for whole outdoor area, including AV show:

Adults – kr. 100,- entrace til the area.
extra for ticket guiding in the main building kr. 50,-
Children/students – kr.50,-
Family (2+3) – kr 250,-

In low season we offer reduced admission ticket.


How do I get there?

Kjerringøy is 40 km north of Bodø on RV834. There is a 10 minute ferry crossing over Mistfjorden. See http://www.177nordland.no/ for ferry (Festvåg-Misten) and bus connections (Bodø-Kjerringøy).


Accommodation, restaurants, outdoor activities, etc

We recommend Stella Polaris for groups


For more information contact Kjerringøy Handelssted

Telephone +47 75  50 35 05/ +47 910 06 443

Email  –

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