Knut Hamsun’s Childhood Home

In Hamsund you can visit the house where the writer Knut Hamsun grew up. In the house you will find a small museum with artifacts related to the author and his family. Throughout the tour you will be more familiar with the environment and landscape of Knut Hamsun’s childhood, which he often returned to in his works and his memoirs – “My home was poor, but infinitely precious” (Hamsun).

For season, opening hours and tickets read more here:


Special price tickets availavle for visiting:
Hamsun centre, Knut Hamsun’s Childhood Home and Hamarøy Folk Museum


How do I get there?

By car 21 km from the E6 at Ulvsvåg on RV 81 towards Skutvik.
Express boat from Bodø to Skutvik. Bus from Narvik and Bodø to Oppeid. See


More information about Hamarøy

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GPS Coordinates

WGS 84:

WGS 84 – decimal:N 68 ° 6.120′, E 15° 30.704′

68.10200, 15.51173