Experience Knut Hamsun's Hamarøy. The lush, rugged landscape of this island runs through Hamsun's narratives as a constant theme. Experience the beauty of this unique place, visit the Nobel Prize winner's childhood home, and take in the award-winning Hamsun Centre on this excursion.
We start at beautiful Tranøy on a guided coach tour to Hamsund. Once at Hamsun´s childhood home, we hear a fascinating story of the author´s upbringing on Hamarøy. Next is the Hamsun Centre, approx. 6 km away. On arrival, we will enjoy a bowl of “Veldige Grøtfat”(porridge), along with a tasty locally-produced birch drink.
We will get a brief overview of the Centre´s remarkable architecture by Stephen Holl and of Hamsun as an author, after which you are free to explore the tower building on your own, to enjoy the exhibits and take in the magnificent views.