What: The grave of Hamsun's parents
Where: The church yard, Presteid, 8294 Hamarøy
Here it is: The church and the grave yard lie in Presteid directly at the main road rv. 81 through Hamarøy.
The church yard lies very idyllic with a view towards the tidal stream Glimma. Knut Hamsun is buried on his farm Nørholm in Grimstad and his wife Marie and several family members are buried on Eide grave yard outside Grimstad.
In February 1908 Hamsun writes to his old
friend Georg Olsen in Hamarøy: "Do you think it
would be possible to reserve a place for mother next to
father's grave? I do not know, if it exists such a thing
as renting a grave in Hamarø, - if yes I will pay. I had
thought of sending home a small stone or such for
father's grave this spring, but I do not know, if it
would not be better to wait. It can certainly not take
long before mother occupies her grave, and then I would
like both stones or plaques to be alike."
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