At Tjøtta Gjestegård, you are invited to good dining and an overnight stay in historic surroundings. The old inn is conveniently situated near the ferry quay, and the ferry can take you to assorted attractions such as the Vega archipelago, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the coffee roaster Forvik Kaffebrenneri, and the famous petroglyph of a pre-historic skier at Tro.

The venerable 19th-century inn is situated in beautiful historic surroundings in the village of Tjøtta, near the Coastal Highway, Fv17, about 40 km from the town of Sandnessjøen. Tjøtta Gjestegård is known for its charming lodgings and excellent dining. Nearby are a number of attractions. The Petter Dass Museum celebrates Northern Norway’s beloved 17th-century poet priest. In addition there is the medieval Alstahaug church, Tjøtta International War Cemetery, and the Seven Sisters mountain range.

From Tjøtta, a ferry ride will take you to the popular coffee roaster at Forvik, and onward to the town of Brønnøysund. There are also direct ferries to the Vega archipelago.

Tjøtta Gjestegård is an excellent holiday base from which to explore the Helgeland coast’s magnificent scenery and heritage, taking day excursions to the natural and cultural attractions of your choice. Be sure to take a local guided walk, which offers insights into Tjøtta’s colourful history back to the Viking Age. Your guide will also tell you the story about the largest shipwreck in Norwegian history.

Overnatting i historiske Tjøtta Gjestegård

Kristine Kleven / Tjøtta Gjestegård

At Tjøtta Gjestegård you can get accommodation according to your wishes, whether a single room, a double room in various sizes, or a suite for you who want to enjoy a stately night in this charming inn.

Breakfast can be ordered.

The restaurant

Tjøtta Gjestegård has a cosy restaurant that serves lunch from noon, dinner from 2 to 7 pm. The locals and visitors alike often enjoy a satisfying meal here, while waiting to take the ferry. Whether you are staying at the inn or just passing through, reservations are recommended.

Tjøtta Gjestegård was once Northern Norway’s largest farm and an important center on Helgeland. The first known person to own the farm on Tjøtta was the poet Øyvind Finnson Poet in the 10th century. Øyvind’s son, Hårek, took over the farm when Øyvind died, and eventually became Hålogaland’s most powerful man. Hårek from Tjøtta is often mentioned in the Viking sagas with ancestors who lived on the mighty Høvdingsete on Sandnes a little further north. He owned large parts of Vega where they had to send eggs, fish, eider down and other goods as payment to stay on the island. He was involved in the battle of Stiklestad in 1030 and was himself killed by an ax six years later. The current guest farm was built in 1850 and was bought by the state in 1930. The farm was then converted into a sheep breeding farm for northern Norway. Today, it is a specialist center for Bioforsk Nord Tjøtta that has tasks within business and rural development, research and consultancy within agriculture and environmental issues.

Tjøtta Gjestegård is only a couple of hundred meters from Kystriksveien (Fv.17) and Tjøtta Ferry Pier. On the east side of the road you can see a white building with older charm in the middle between trees and grass.

Været på Helgeland kan variere mye, og på sommeren kan temperaturen være alt fra 15 til 30 grader, og regnet kan gjerne komme og gå i «ærlinger», eller «byger» som det heter sørpå. Vi anbefaler at du pakker både allværsjakke og badeklær, fjellsko og sandaler, så du er klar for det meste.

Om vinteren varierer temperaturen gjerne fra +5 til minus 15. Hvis du skal være mye ute, er ullundertøy og vindtette klær dine beste venner. Kle deg etter trelagsprinsippet med et innerlag, mellomlag og ytterlag. Tykk lue og tykke hansker eller votter er spesielt anbefalt hvis du skal på være ute med lavt aktivitetsnivå, for eksempel hvis du skal se på nordlyset.

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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