Falch Old Trading is beautifully situated on the Tjongsfjord, and it’s just a short detour from the Coastal Highway, Fv17. This trading post has provided many functions through the years: a fish plant, cod liver oil production, fishnet production, country store, doctor’s offices and pharmacy.

rødøy-museum Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

The trading post, which was active since the beginning of the 20th century, was owned by the Falch family. As a visitor, you step into a time when the store sold camphor drops and chewing tobacco, Brylcreem, yarn for darning socks, and wooden spools of sewing thread, all in one place. Here you really get a sense of the kind of store at which your great-grandmother and great-grandfather did their shopping!

falch-gamle-handelssted Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

The museum has a fascinating exhibition on Nordland boats and other traditional boats. The fishermen were equipped with raingear, and you can see garments, fishing gear and other equipment that vividly convey fishing history and the enduring coastal culture. Exhibitions even show what it was like to go to the doctor a hundred years ago.

falch-gamle-handelssted Ketil Born / Helgeland Museum

Mathilde’s Café offers a bite to eat, ice cream, and of course a good cup of coffee. In good weather you might be tempted to sit outside on the quay. It’s the perfect place for a lunch break, with a perfect view of the fjord. If you are lucky, you may even see porpoises swimming past.

By the way, the Municipality of Rødøy includes much of the northwestern part of the Helgeland coast, includes the Tjongsfjord, the Værangfjord, the Melfjord and its fjord arms, the Nordfjord and Sørfjord.


Phone: +47 48 60 03 48
Hjemmeside: helgelandmuseum.no/
Facebook: helgelandmuseum

Open at events, on request and during the summer season.

Follow FV17 (coastal highway) and take the ferry from Kilboghamn to Jektvik. From the ferry berth at Jektvik, it is less than 30 minutes drive to Falch Gamle Handelssted in Tjong.

Takk for at du hjelper oss med å ta vare på naturen og lokalsamfunnene på Helgeland.

Takk for at du:

  • Praktiserer sporløs ferdsel, og tar med avfall og toalettpapir tilbake til nærmeste søppeldunk.
  • Planlegger toalettbesøk, slik at du får gjort det du må der det ikke er til sjenanse for andre.
  • Respekterer det lokale dyrelivet, holder hunden i bånd og holder god avstand til både ville og tamme dyr og fugler.
  • Respekterer privat eiendom, og holder avstand til private hus og hytter.
  • Viser godt båt-vett, holder god avstand til land, lav fart nært andre på vannet, inkludert dyr og fugler, og unngår unødig kjøring som skaper forstyrrende motorstøy.
  • Respekterer ferdsels- og ilandstigningsforbudet i sjøfuglereservatene i hekketiden.
  • Følger fjellvettreglene, og planlegger turer etter evne og erfaring.
  • Leier en erfaren guide på turene der du selv ikke har kunnskapen eller erfaringen som trengs for en trygg tur.
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