The Realm of Hamsun offers visitors a wide range of accommodation options, from excellent hotels to idyllic camp sites and small exclusive guest houses with elegant dining. Read more

Culture and festivals

Experience festivals based on literature and history, market days and everyday life linked to our proximity to the sea or the Knut Hamsun Centre for literature and architecture. Read more

Dining options

Great culinary experiences are pleasing to the eye and give you the desire to stay and savour the taste. Many of our restaurants serve dishes made from local ingredients. Read more

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Nature-based experiences

Experience our beautiful nature through hiking, summit climbs, sea kayaking, fishing trips at sea, to rivers or mountain lakes, the animal life and the seven tidal currents. Read more


A 9000-year history featuring rock art, Sami history, the realm of the Iron Age chieftain and World War II fills the area with exciting stories. Read more

Getting here

Are you arriving by air in Bodø or Evenes, by car or bus, Hurtigruten (Coastal Steamer) from Bodø or ferry from Lofoten? You will find information about your journey here. Read more

In the Realm of Hamsun, there is one exciting story after the other. The Realm of Hamsun takes you from the beautiful sea to the majestic mountains, from the Stone Age to recent cultural history, from Sami traditions to safaris to spot the white-tailed eagle – in the surroundings Knut Hamsun was inspired by!

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Reiseliv i Hamsuns Rike (The Realm of Hamsun)
Oppeid, N-8294 Hamarøy, Norway
Phone: +47 9587 6306

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