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Hemmestad Wharf

Hemmestad Brygge

Come and enjoy the wildlife around the Wharf, visit the exhibitions and our cafè. This old trading post is today a museum where the old wharf building is kept authentic with its country store and postoffice.

The trading post at Hemmestad was licensed by the King in 1798 but had already been a long-established hub for trade. From here transport vessels sailed to Bergen several times a year. The old pier house is intact with boutique, trading post and post office. The museum tells about coastal history and trade as well as the role of women in the old fisher-farmer society.

Last updated: 01/02/2024

Source: Destination Harstad

Hemmestad Wharf

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