Fasaden Jennestad Handelssted
Jennestad Trading Post. Photo: Trond G. Johnsen

8 kilometers from Sortland you find this charming old trading post. The building is located by the sea, easily accessible by boat – as it had to be in the old days. Time has stood still after the closing of the shop in 1982. The shelves offers authentic products of all kinds, and you can also visit the old post office and ship expedition office. Visitors can buy locally produced arts and crafts (husflid), postcards, sweets, literature and more.

The nearby art gallery (100 m) is also well worth a visit.

Opening hours

June 22–August 11
Tuesday–Sunday 11–17

The rest of the year open by request


Adult 50 NOK
Child (under 18 years) free

Fra Sortland museum. Foto: Kjell Ove Storvik
The shop at Jennestad. Photo: Kjell Ove Storvik

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