Hitra through centuries

Hitra is an island with a lot of history to offer, from different centuries. Coastal culture has its own section of the Norwegian culture, and at Hitra there are many stories from the old part of the coastal culture. On this trip you get to experience some of these stories and see how much they have contributed to shape today’s Hitra.

Program


Day 1 – Arrival at Hitra

Check-in at Dolmsundet Hotel which is located right in the heart of historical Hitra. The hotel has its own character. It is modern while providing a warm and cozy feel. They offer both hotel rooms and comfortable apartments. In the evening, dinner is served at the hotel.


Day 2 – Back to the old days

After breakfast, the day starts with a little competition. Right next to the hotel is an authentic house from the Iron Age. Here the group gets divided into teams and participated in the Iron Age Olympics. Among others this includes logging, tug-of-war, throwing of horseshoes and an Iron Age quiz. Then the winners get their prize before a delicious Iron Age lunch is served in the house.

Afterward it is possible to visit Dolm church for those who are interested. It is one of the oldest buildings along the Trøndelag coast and believed that it was built around the 16thcentury.

In the afternoon the group goes down by the sea, where the Night Sailors awaits to take you to the old trading center Hopsjø. This is a place with a lot of history from different centuries. A whaling museum from the time it was an active whaling station, and an authentic old shop called Krambua which is one of Norway’s oldest stores, are both located here. The day then ends with a traditional Hitra-dinner in the restaurant Traktørstedet Landstrykeren at Hopsjø.


Day 3 – Farming then and now

The day starts with breakfast and then a walk to the top of Håvikfjellet (mountain of Håvik). The round trip is about 3.5 km and offers a lovely panoramic view over Hitra and Frøya at the top. In the backpacks you will find a traditional Norwegian “matpakke”, which is a packed lunch that we love in Norway, and something hot to drink.

Then it’s time to visit Hitra Gårdsmat on the island Helgebostad. This is a farm established before the island even had a bridge to the main land. Despite these challenges, the farm has become very successful, especially in the cheese production. Along with an insight into the farmers’ history you will be served Farmer’s lunch.

In the evening, dinner is served at the hotel.


Day 4 – Return home

Breakfast in the hotel before check-out and departure.

Duration

4 days (3 nights)


Number of people

Min. 10 persons
(Or for the price of 10)


Season

All year


Price

On request

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