What: Skogheim, Knut Hamsun's farm

Where: Oppeid, Hamarøy

Here it is: Skogheim lies behind the town-hall in Oppeid, right in the middle of Hamarøy

Marie and Knut Hamsun lived here from 1911 - 1917, and here three of their four children were born: Tore in 1912, Arild in 1914 and Ellinor in 1915. The house has an interesting past, not only Knut Hamsun lived here, also Herbjørg Wassmo, and like Marie Hamsun Herbjørg Wassmo also gave birth to her son here at Skogheim in the same room as Marie and Knut Hamsun's children were born.

© Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen www.hamsun.at