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Address: The Hamsun Center, 8294, Norway
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+47 75 50 34 50
10:00 - 18:00
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The Knut Hamsun Centre is located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the...

The Knut Hamsun Centre is located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the Glimma River in Presteid in Hamarøy Municipality in Northern Norway. The centre is situated in a beautiful cultural landscape surrounded by nature that remains virtually as untouched as it was in Hamsun’s time. The centre’s tower offers an impressive view over the realm of Hamsun, the area that inspired the author to write world renowned books like Pan, Growth of the Soil and Wayfarers.

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This museum, with its AWESOME architecture, is dedicated to the life and writing of the Nobel Literature Price winner Knut Hamsun. Interesting to learn about this authors life and... read more

Reviewed 5 July 2016
Truls J
Hamaroy, Norway
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Hamaroy, Norway
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Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

This museum, with its AWESOME architecture, is dedicated to the life and writing of the Nobel Literature Price winner Knut Hamsun. Interesting to learn about this authors life and writing. The center is located on the beautiful "Hamarøy" peninsula, well worth a sightseeing tour too!

Thank Truls J
Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

The story of Hamsunsenteret is not only about the Nobel Prize awarded author Knut Hamsun but also a story of Steven Holl's architecture, and the prosess of how it really was build. As long as the building is standing it will continue to take care of the interest of how Knut Hamsun was obsessively about putting the right word together.... More 

Thank Bjørn Henry M
Zurich, Switzerland
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Reviewed 10 September 2015

This Museum has a really nice architecture - that will be the first you will see. It is about the author Hamsun and you have letters as well as other documented material about him on different Levels of the Museum. The staff is very friendly and downstairs you can take a break and drink a coffee and eat some cake... More 

Thank Sabmue
Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 13 August 2015

The Hamsundsenter is covering almost all aspects of the Nobellaureates life and doings, not trying to hide the not so glamorous aspects (the nazi sympaties) but also trying to show the human behind the fasade. Absolutely a place to visit.

Thank PerBaad
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Reviewed 23 July 2015

This museum building is spectacular seen from the outside. It blends nicely in with the Nordland-nature and is an architectural treasure. Every floor has exhibitions dedicated to different parts of Hamsun's life, and it is organized in a very instructive way. It is very interesting! In addition we attended a guided tour that focussed on Hamsun's most influential pieces. Our... More 

Thank Jon Marius B
Bergen, Norway
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Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Love this place. You can walk along for hours and days and never be bored. You can feel him,, and Marie. You get to know them personally. And the house looks like him. Funny. This place is a must. Run for it.

Thank Espen S
Trondheim, Norway
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

This is a very informative museum dedicated to the life and works of the great and controversial norwegian writer Knut Hamsun. The museum building is alone worth the trip. It is a fantastic building designed by Steven Holl, and it adds a lot to the experience. It is very interesting to visit both this museum and Hamsuns childhood home. The... More 

1 Thank Havard_H
Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

In the remote corners of the beautiful, Northern Norwegian landscape you can find this museum of one of Norway's biggest writers of all time. Not only does it have good exhibitions, but the architecture is in itself worth the trip. Also, quite surprisingly for such a small town, the café had really good food, cakes and a wide range of... More 

2 Thank Aurora S
Tromso, Norway
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

We were lucky to get a tour around the museum, mostly about the architecture and how it relates to Hamsun's literature and the man himself. Very interesting! Close by is the house were Hamsun grew up, and the house where he lived for a few years with his wife Marie. Nice area and nature.

Thank Mja22
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Reviewed 8 October 2012

Both the architectural and exhibitions are of high class. Nice little cafe. Well worth the 15-mile detour from E6.

1 Thank Gøran M

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