The elegance of Ryfylke could best describe Handelsstedet Ramsvig in Kyrkjøy in Sjernarøyene. Handelsstedet Ramsvig has an exceptionally beautiful location on the islands Sjernarøyene, between Judaberg and Nedstrand, in Forasundet, between Kyrkjøy and Bjergøy and Aubø towards the east. Many people regard this as the pearl of Ryfylke. Handelsstedet Ramsvig is an ancient trading centre.
Handelsstedet Ramsvig consists nowadays of the buildings Kaien (the dock), Båtstøet (the boat house), Kjøpmannsboligen (the merchant’s house), Bakeriet (the bakery), Sjøhuset (the boat house), Butikken (the shop), Gjestehuset (the guest house) og Tårnet (the tower). In the named buildings you will find the rooms Kjøpmannsstuene (merchant’s living room) and Kjellaren (the basement), Restauranten (the restaurant) and Biblioteket, (the library), Krambuå and Sjøhusloftet (the sea house’s attic), Galleri Perlemorstrand (the Perlemorstrand gallery), Peisestuen (the living room with a fire place) and Badstuen (the sauna) with Stampen by Sjøtrappen (out door hot tub).
Facilities for events and accommodation
They can offer excellent facilities for private events for up to 120 people during the day or the evening. They have a range of different meeting rooms that tell the story of various periods of time through 200 years of history. Handelsstedet Ramsvig can offer 15 rooms for accommodation that can be used as single or double rooms, each of them with their own private bathrooms. Four of the rooms have lofts with double beds so it is possible to accommodate up to 38 people.
Culinary county of Norway
Handelsstedet Ramsvig promotes the food culture in the food county of Rogaland. They do everything they can to provide food of the highest quality, based on selected ingredients from Ryfylke.
Thinking new thoughts
The old trading place can be an inspiration for new and exciting thoughts, where the guests can escape from the daily routine and enter an environment where culture in all its forms stimulates people to have good conversations and socialise, to develop new perspectives and engage in new activities. It is furthermore a place where the community gives the foundation to new cultural experiences.