Handelsstedet Forvik (Forvik Old Trading Post)
Guesthouses | The old trading post at Forvik in Vevelstad, which dates back to 1792, is beautifully situated on the sea along route Fv17. Accommodation in charming surroundings is offered in the oldest building, Grålåna. There is a restaurant in Naustloftet, and a coffee roastery in the old general store. People often gather in Brygga, the wharf building, to enjoy the long bright summer evenings.
A historic place on the Helgeland coast
Forvik Old Trading Post has drawn people for more than 200 years. If you stay in Grålåna, its ambience will really give you a sense of this history. This close to the Arctic Circle, the summer evening stays bright almost until midnight. Naustloftet restaurant serves hearty dishes based on local traditions. A visit to the coffee roastery next door is recommended.
Accommodation in Grålåna
Grålåna, a historic house built around 1750, has been faithfully refurbished. Five rooms are available for guests. There is a shared bathroom, a cosy common lounge and a fully-equipped kitchen.
For guests who are travelling with a camper or caravan, or staying in their own tent, a small quiet campsite with simple facilities is available.
Dining in Naustloftet
Forvik Old Trading Post has its own seaside restaurant, Naustloftet, which is open daily during the summer. Hearty traditional fare served in charming surroundings. Ask Hanne if she has boknafisk on the menu, a dish made from wind- and sun-dried cod, a Northern Norwegian delicacy!
Private parties – and dancing on the quay
Events and private parties may be held in Brygga, which is also where an annual dance is held. Here, well-preserved elements from a traditional wharf add to the ambience. Be sure to visit the coffee roastery next door.
The coffee roastery
The old general store now houses a coffee roastery. Here you can enjoy a sublime cup of coffee – whether you prefer espresso, a blend or coffee brewed from single-estate beans. The venue still has the ambience of a country store. Here you can buy tea, chocolates, sweets, coffee and coffee-making equipment.
At Forvik Old Trading Post you can really sense the history in the walls. Enjoy the tranquillity, and a holiday with a slower pace.
At Vevelstad you will find several hiking trails, and you can try your luck fishing from the shore. Also consider a visit to Vevelstad Folk Museum, situated just 1 km from Forvik Old Trading Post.