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Southern Norway Agder GRIMSTAD

Guidet tour of Hamsun's writer's cottage

  • Jernbanebrygga 1, Grimstad
  • +47 37250168
  •  /  km From You

Explore Hamsun's writer's cottage at Nørholm.

Knut Hamsun moved to Nørholm manor farm on the outskirts of Grimstad in 1918. Once settled, he turned one of its crofts into a place in which to work. In order for Hamsun to create characters and build narratives, he needed absolute peace and quiet. This he found in his writer’s cottage. During the guided tour, you will learn about Hamsun’s use of this creative space and about his vast library.

Nørholm is located some ten minutes by car from Grimstad town centre. Smaller groups may arrive by car, whereas larger groups must travel together to Nørholm in own or hired coach. There is a short walk from the parking to writer’s cottage, and the building is reached via stairs without railings. The group will be seated during the talk.

Duration: 1,5 - 2 hours 
Prices: from NOK 6,500 per group
Booking: Grimstad Tourist Information, tel. + 47 37 25 01 68, email:

In 2021, the Writer's cottage is only available for booking on request!



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