Destination Hamarøy

Beautiful Hamarøy offers the nature experiences you long for. Combined with unique cultural experiences, Hamarøy brings joy to both your heart and mind. Here's an overview of local operators who can assist you in experiencing the area in the best possible way.

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The Hamsun Center is the national center dedicated to the author and Nobel laureate Knut Hamsun (1859-1952).

Steven Holl's wondrous tower invites you on a journey of discovery and reflection into the shadows of Hamsun's life.

Hamsun's literary characters have left their mark on the building's architecture, and in the extensive exhibition, you can explore Knut Hamsun's controversial life and literature. The windows and balconies encourage you to observe and listen to the landscape that shaped Knut Hamsun's upbringing and inspired world-renowned books like "Pan," "Growth of the Soil," and "Hunger."

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Árran is a Lule Sami center you can find at Drag. Árran is a Sámi professional, knowledge, and competence institution that engages in Sámi museum activities, language initiatives, art management, cultural activities, as well as research, Arctic, and development tasks. If you want to learn more about Sámi culture, identity, history, and art, Árran could be the place for you.

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Vestfjord Explorer

An epic way to experience Hamarøy is from sea. Either by RIB, by kayak or by wakeboard through the Nessstraumen.

Vestfjord Explorer provides tours with RIB aswell as renting a variety of sportsequipment at Skutvik.

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To just be there, whether in good weather or storm, and experience the mighty mountains, the sea, the birds, the midnight sun, and the northern lights, leaves deep imprints on your body and soul. Here, you can give yourself permission to simply BE and be embraced by nature and us.

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A recommended hiking experience is the Landstrykerstien (Wanderer's Trail), one of the most beautiful hikes on outer Hamarøy. Here, you'll get up close to Hamarøyskaftet, explore the picturesque village of Nordland, and enjoy stunning views of beautiful Sørdal, where the film adaptation of Hamsun's novel "Landstrykere" (Wayfarers) took place.

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