Unique accomodation

Between majestic trees and with an adventurous view you'll find the idyllic Villa Hamsun Lodge. The house belonged to Knut Hamsun's farm Skogheim when the author himself lived on Hamarøy from 1911 to 1917. Today the house is arranged for overnight stays for 2-6 people.

Tastefully decorated

"Five ladies on a trip enjoyed the weekend at Oppeid in Hamsun Lodge. Super location close to the town's grocery store and a kilometer and a half from the restaurant at Hamarøy Fishing Camp and the Hamsun Center. Beautiful view over the Glimma inland sea. Super starting point for several trips on ut.no. The beds were good , the kitchen well equipped and the internet worked well. Everything was sparkling clean. The whole house is tastefully decorated with vintage service, crocheted tablecloths and curtains and lovely old furniture. Very helpful hosts who accommodated a couple of additional questions from us. Highly recommended!"

Group of Friends, Trondheim

July 2022

Central location 

"Hamsun Lodge is a great property with a central location in Oppeid. Charming old house with everything you need and plenty of room for six guests. Good internet and short distance to convenience store. A perfect starting point to dream back to the old Nordland that is depicted so romantic in Hamsun's novels, but also an excellent starting point for exploring today's Hamarøy. From our two days in Hamarøy, we can recommend the Hamsunsenteret, Hamsun's childhood home, Tranøy Lighthouse which is truly a gem, and Tranøy with Tranøy Gallery"

Family, Trondheim

July 2022

Such a charming little house

"Such a charming little house with so wonderful history! beautiful view, peaceful and well kept… Easy to understand why Hamsun was inspired here! The whole family enjoyed the stay!"

Family, Italy

July 2022

Activities at Hamarøy

Nowhere else in the world are there more sights associated with Knut Hamsun than on Hamarøy - Hamsun's kingdom. Hamsun's writing room is centrally located in relation to most of this. Short distance from the house you will find:

  • The Hamsun Centre
  • Hamsun Childhood home
  • The ocean current Glimma
  • The cemetery where Hamsun's parents are buried

Travel information

Hamarøy is well anchored in the mainland and can are mostly visited using car. You can also come to Hamarøy using bus or boat.


Hamarøy is located north of Bodø, east of Lofoten and south of Narvik. By car you spend about 3 hours from either Bodø or Evenes airport, or 2 hours if you start from Fauske. It is also possible to travel by public transport.