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Kopardal

Løkta Museum

Be sure to visit Løkta Museum, beautifully located on the west side of the island. Here, you can experience what life was like on a small farm in the old days. The area is open to all and features a picnic area, a fire pit, and a small outhouse.

Løkta Museum hosts exhibitions that reflect the life of fishermen and smallholders. You can also learn about the industrial history from a century ago. Norway’s first watercolor painter came from Løkta, and there is a monument dedicated to a woman who was highly influential in the advancement of gender equality in Norway.

The barn building as a whole showcases the scope of a smallholder’s activities, where a cow and a few sheep provided income for a large family. The development of farmers’ associations was an important evolution in the farming profession. In the barn, you can explore exhibits about another key income source: fishing. Fishing boats, whaling boats, tools, pictures, and texts provide valuable information. The outbuilding houses a variety of tools and implements that were crucial for the two primary industries.

An industrial adventure involving the extraction of granite for building a new hospital in Sandnessjøen took place at Horn on Løkta from 1918 to 1923. The ground floor of the outbuilding has an extensive exhibition illustrating this period.

Hans Johan Fredrik Berg (1813-1873) grew up at the trading post Kopardal. He pursued an art education in Kristiania and Copenhagen, later traveling around Europe and the Mediterranean, painting everywhere he went. In England, he learned much about the art of watercolor painting and is regarded as Norway’s first watercolor artist. Løkta has a small exhibition about this artist.

If you’re heading to Træna, you will most likely travel on the express boat “Fredrikke Tønder Olsen”. This woman from Løkta also hailed from the trading post Kopardal. As an adult, she moved to Kristiania, where she founded “Kristiania Viserguttforening”, a company that still exists today. She is particularly known for her efforts to improve women’s conditions and was one of the many significant women who contributed to the constitutional amendment that led to universal suffrage in 1913. The museum features a monument dedicated to her.

Source: Helgeland Reiseliv as

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