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Northern Norway Lyngen

Gamslett combination farm

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The Gamslett Combination Farm is located on the shores of the Lyngenfjord. It conveys the history of life here in days gone by. People have lived here since the 17th century and survived on a combination of fishing and farming.

The typical fisher-farmer homestead Gamslett is situated in Svensby in Lyngen municipality on the shores of the Lyngenfjord. This museum provides living proof of what life was like on this typical farm a century ago.

The farm features several buildings, and the oldest part comprises of a two-room cottage, stable, barn, outhouse and traditional boathouse.

The fisher-farmer culture was a common way of living in North Troms for several centuries up to around the 1950s.The people survived on the natural resources that were available at different times of the year. The most common was a combination of fishing, farming and harvesting of wild plants.


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