Go to content Go to navigation
Grimstad

In Hamsun's footsteps

Read more: Knut Hamsun Read more: Blodbøk i Edens hage
Read more: Knut Hamsun
Read more: Blodbøk i Edens hage

Contact information

Description

In June 1945, Knut Hamsun was detained at his home at Nørholm and brought to Grimstad Hospital where he was held until September the same year. He was then transferred to vik Nursery Home. His book “On Overgrown Paths” describes the walks he made in the area. All the walking took a toll on his shoes, but when he wrote to Nørholm to ask for a new pair no one would help him post the letter. As a result, the detainee had to go into town himself to find a letterbox. As he was not permitted to go this far, he walked across the hills in order to avoid being spotted. The trails start by old Grimstad Hospital. and brochures are available from the tourist office.

The post box Hamsun used to post letters home to Nørholm can be found on Riips’ wall in Storgaten.

Categories

  • Hiking Hiking
Close
Embed this article

Copy and paste this code into your blog/website

Preview

In Hamsun's footsteps

In Hamsun's footsteps

In June 1945, Knut Hamsun was detained at his home at Nørholm and brought to Grimstad Hospital where he was held until September the same year. He was...

In Hamsun's footsteps

Source: Visitnorway

Disclaimer

This site includes information about products and services provided by third parties. Whilst Innovation Norway endeavours to ensure that all information on the site is accurate, we cannot be held responsible or liable for any claims caused by information supplied on this website. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. You should always check the accuracy of the information provided with the relevant supplier. Innovation Norway is under no circumstances responsible for the contents of external web pages linking to its website. Legal disclaimer.

Ad
Ad

More about this area

Getting to Southern Norway and around

Kristiansand is the communications centre in Southern Norway. It has extensive train, bus, ferry and plane links with the rest of Norway and abroad.

Sørlandet - The Norwegian Riviera

The Norwegian Riviera has been the number one summer holiday destination for Norwegians for decades, while remaining a hidden gem for many visitors.

Explore Southern Norway

Southern Norway (Sørlandet is the true home of the Norwegian summer, known for a beautiful coast with skerries, islands, and cosy villages.

Dining in Southern Norway

Seafood is a delicacy along the coast of Southern Norway, where fish is plentiful, while inland traditional food and local products await.

Biking holiday along the Norwegian Riviera

This summer you can experience Southern Norway's white coastal cities by bike.

Tour suggestions in Southern Norway

Here are some tips for great activities and tours in Southern Norway!
TEXT ADS
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
  • Ad
Ad
Ad

Subscribe to newsletter