What: Church path

Where: From Hamsund to Presteid, Hamarøy

Here it is: Start the hike at Knut Hamsun's childhood home in Hamsund, follow the road towards Buvåg to the old school and follow the marked path and it's 9 kilometers to the church in Presteid.

The path is the original road from Skutvik to Presteid, but the road became overgrown as the present main road rv.81 was constructed. The path was in use in Hamsun's days, when the family went to church. Today the path is cleared from Hamsund to Presteid and info-boards are erected. The path is very idyllic but quite long, so Faith was strong, if one had to go to church every Sunday no matter the weather.

Hamarøy Municipality has published a splendid small leaflet guide on the church path with map and descriptions in English, Norwegian and German.

© Kirsten Hedvig Rasmussen www.hamsun.at