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Kjerring°y Handelssted

Our friends took us to an open-air museum on Kjerring°y, some 40 km north from Bod°. This photo is taken from inside one part of the museum, a barn. The view was so lovely, I couldnĺt avoid another ôpostcardö... ;)

Kjerring°y trading post - Kjerring°y handelssted - is an open-air museum at Kjerring°y in Nordland, Norway. It is operated as part of the Nordland Museum of cultural history.

Kjerring°y trading post was established in the late 1700s. It traded over a large area, and was licensed to provide accommodation for travelers. Through the buying and selling of fish and fish products is gradually became an affluent trading post. The Kjerring°y merchants bought fish in Lofoten and elsewhere in Nordland, dried or salted the fish and sold it in Bergen and other places. The ships used to transport the goods where often single masted open cargo sailing ships, such as the Anna Karoline. The ships returned with foodstuffs, fishing gear and other equipment, which they sold in their local store, or in the Lofoten islands.



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