What: Knut Hamsun's father's birthplace
Where: Skultbakken, 2680 Vågå, Norway
Here it is: In Otta you
leave the E6 direction Lom on road rv.15. Some kilometers
after Våga you turn left on road rv.51 towards
Randsværk. After a few kilometers you see Skultbakken on
your left hand side.
Knut Hamsun's father, the tailor Peder Pedersen, was born here March 28th 1825. He took over Skultbakken from his parents in 1859 together with his wife, Knut Hamsun's mother, Tora Pedersen born Olsen. Hamsun's parents moved to Hamarøy in 1862 with their children and some of Tora's relatives. Tora's brother Hans Olsen had allready moved to Hamarøy in 1858.
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