Summer season 2020
Due to covid 19, the Beiarn Folk museum has to keep buildings closed this summer.
Everyone is welcome to visit and use the outdoor area around the museum.
Ticket prices 2020
Adult kr.70,-, Groups (min 10 pers) kr.50,-, Child/student kr.10,-
Contact: (+47) 90 77 43 21/ (+47) 75 50 35 00, firstname.lastname@example.org
The crofter’s cottage in Kjelvik
The last occupants were four unmarried siblings. Edvard, Karen, Hans and Anna lived together and worked the farm. They had four cows, sheep, a couple of goats and a horse. They each specialised in different craftwork.
From the smallholding there is a 2km long path down to the fjord. This was the old access route from the sea and, prior to the building of the E6, was the only way in to Kjelvik.
This area was once a Sami settlement. It started with reindeer herding and then moved on to fishing and farming. We know that people lived here from 1747. The buildings consist of a cottage,a cowshed/barn, a wood-hall, “Patihuset”(a “cookhouse” and smithy), “sjeltersjåg”(shed), a cellar and a mill.
Kjelvik is one of 22 nationally selected “Special Cultural Landscapes” because of it’s rich variety of plant life and the traditional farming techniques used on the site.
Lefse and other traditional foods are sold at the croft.
How do I get there?
Follow the E6 56km north of Fauske and 4km south of Kobbelv jnn. From the lay-by there is a good path to the homestead.
N 67° 35.550′, E 15° 53.045′
WGS 84 – desimal:
What else can I do?
Experience wild and beautiful nature in Rago National Park
Trips on the fjord in veteran boats www.saltenveteranbaatlag.no
Rørstad is an old, deserted place without road connections.
Sørfold municipality www.sorfold.kommune.no