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Senjastua serves the best klippfisk on the planet – dried, locally harvested Atlantic cod cooked and served with fried potatoes.
Go to Ølningen, the only pub in Gryllefjord. I have no idea what the beer tastes like, but you’re sure to meet some queer locals.
Go to the local grocery store in Sifjord, where the owner Helge serves free coffee and biscuits to anyone who passes by. The coffee is terrible, but it lies next to the old people’s home, so this is the place to hear wild stories from the past. You’ll soon forget about the coffee.
You’ll have to find a bygdefest (“village party”) on a Saturday evening, where villagers from 16 to 85 will get completely bunkers and perform dance-like movements for a few minutes each, then have sex in the snow.
Come to Kråkeslottet in Bøvær – either to the Kråkeslott Festival which I book, or to Artijuli which is a contemporary arts festival running through the whole of July. We have cake, too.
(Photo credit: Hanneke Luijting / hanneketravels.com
Get out on the sea (together with an experienced local) and see the old fishing reefs where people lived a hundred years ago. I promise you won’t believe your own eyes it’s so beautiful.
for record shopping
Drive to Tromsø, only 200 km North.
for clothes shopping
Go to Pila at Skaland and get the famous Skaland mittens or the world-reknowned Senjalest (woollen socks with soul and fish-scale patterns).
for first date
Same as “for dancing”.
All of the above / below.
Hike through the unforgettable Ånderdalen National Park. There are cabins where you can stay the night almost for free.
Outside, in the moss, under the midnight sun. Bring a sleeping bag and mosquito net. (Alternatively, check in at the guest houses at Draugen in Medby, my dad build those.)
for the best view
Tetinden, where you can actually see the origin of many of my songs: Ausa (Mannen i Ausa), Kongsnes (Kjerkegård ved havet), Kråkeslottet (House by the Sea), Kaldfarnes (where the Floriography album photo was taken) and Holmenvær (where the inlet artwork was made).
your favourite local place
Halvardsøy, only reachable by boat on a sunny day with calm seas, but if you’re ever lucky enough to get there, I can guarantee you that you’ll never want to leave. Here is a a photo. Velkommen hjem!