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Author and Nobel Price Laureate Knut Hamsun grew up on beautiful Hamarøy in Nordland. Since the first event in 1982, the Hamsun Days have contributed to spreading knowledge of Knut Hamsun's life and works, and his close connection to Hamarøy.The literary seminar that is organised by the Hamsun Society is the most significant scholarly seminar about Knut Hamsun's life and works.

The program includes:
- Literary seminar
- "Adventours"
- Author meetings
- Concerts
- Art exhibitions
- Theatre
- Folk life

The literary seminar is organised in collaboration with The Hamsun Centre, located by the vicarage ruins on the banks of the Glimma River in Presteid in Hamarøy Municipality in Northern Norway. The centre is situated in a beautiful cultural landscape surrounded by nature that remains virtually as untouched as it was in Hamsun’s time. The centre’s tower offers an impressive view over the realm of Hamsun, the area that inspired the author to write such world renowned books as Pan,Growth of the Soil and Wayfarers.


Cultural festival
Celebration of Norwegian Nobel laureates
Art exhibitions
Conversations with authors