Restaurant Gammelbutikken - authentic local seafood
Restaurant Gammelbutikken is Støtt’s grand locale and exudes authentic coastal culture. Here, you can taste the best that the island and the sea have to offer in terms of local culinary treasures. They follow the entire value chain, from harvesting ingredients in the island’s natural surroundings and catching fish in the Vestfjorden, to serving it in the restaurant.
Located in the beautiful surroundings, nestled along the fairway, is the old trading post of Støtt in the picturesque Støttvær, at the northern tip of the Helgeland coast. If you love great seafood, this is the place for you. The restaurant embodies the authentic coastal culture of Støtt.
For centuries, the traders here have delighted guests with wonderful dishes featuring the best the sea has to offer, served with generosity and hospitality. On Støtt, they continue to uphold this tradition, with respect and consideration for good food and quality ingredients.
Every March, Støtt secures large quantities of fresh skrei and coastal cod directly from the fishermen. They even have their own purchasing permit from the Norwegian Fishermen’s Sales Organization. After deboning the fish, they hang it on drying racks to dry. After two to three months, it is taken down, and the stockfish is ready to be used.
In the restaurant, they prepare a variety of dishes with stockfish as the main ingredient. The signature dish, stockfish soup, is always in demand among guests. In addition to stockfish, you can also enjoy seafood delicacies such as skrei, halibut, salted cod, “boknafisk,” pollock, and whale meat from Skrova. Come and experience a flavorful menu with fresh seafood delicacies that will delight your palate.
Gammelbutikken is open every day from June 10th to August 15th.
Breakfast is served from 7:30 AM to 9:30 AM.
Lunch is served from 12:00 PM to 3:30 PM.
Dinner is served from 7:00 PM.
The restaurant is open for groups year-round, by reservation.
As Støtt is an island, the only way to reach it is by boat.
You have a couple of options for your journey. You can take the convenient express boat, which departs multiple times a day from Ørnes, offering a scenic ride to Støtt.
Alternatively, you can choose the express boat Nordlandsekspressen (NEX) that sails daily between Bodø and Sandnessjøen.
They provide up-to-date information on routes and timetables to help you plan your journey to Støtt efficiently and conveniently. Enjoy your trip!
Thank you for respecting the local communities, and for helping us preserve the natural beauty of Helgeland!
- Strive to leave no trace of your visit. Bring back all your rubbish, including used toilet paper, and discard it in the nearest rubbish bin.
- Plan your toilet visits and use the opportunity when you pass a toilet. In the wilderness, make sure you are not a nuisance to others.
- Respect the local wildlife. Keep a good distance from wildlife, livestock and birds. Keep your dog leashed.
- Respect private property. Keep a respectful distance from houses and cabins.
- Show good boating sense. Keep a good distance from shore and drive at a low speed, especially when you are close to anyone or anything on the water, including birds or animals. Avoid loud and disturbing engine noise.
- Be aware that some islands and nature reserves are important nesting sites, and that going ashore is prohibited during the nesting season.
- Follow the Norwegian Mountain Code (Fjellvettreglene). Plan your excursion according to the weather forecast, your skills and experience.
- Join a guided excursion or consider hiring an experienced guide, especially when you don’t have sufficient experience or knowledge to guarantee a safe trip.
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