The island of Kjerringøy is about 40 km north of Bodø where narrow fjords encircle a mountainous peninsula. Kjerringøy has many scenic jewels that tempt the rambler. Middagshaugen, Kvarven and Tverelvskardet are just some of the popular destinations nearby. Middagshaugen is a hill south of Kjerringøy village which is popular for its fine view. The well-marked path is steep and winding. There is parking near the start of the trail, by the entrance to the cemetery in Mølndalen. Be sure to sign the guest book at the summit. There is also a clearly marked path from the Kjerringøy vicarage.
You can see tKjerringøy Old Trading Post in the background. The old buildings and furnishings at Kjerringøy Old Trading Post have been preserved as they stood on Knut Hamsun's first visit, more than a hundred years ago.