The name indicates that the place has been a shipping centre. In rough weather, ships sought shelter in Hamnsundet, where they often moored for long periods. Hamn is a beauty spot eith several cultural monuments.
A distinctive islet in Hamnsundet, looming above in other holms. In 1805, king Magnus Berføtt went northwards to beat down ravaging rebels. The king caught up with it in Hamn. While the rebels fled into the mountains, the two rebel leaders remained in the boats. Both were sentenced to death and hanged on Vomma, their dreadful fate being a warning to others. The king stayed in Hamn for a short perod, until the other rebels were caught.