* general informaton
Everybody should know
Holmvik Brygge & Discover Vesterålen is a certificated eco lighthouse company.
We take this certification very seriously and it is the basic idea of all the products we offer.
activities and duties see that you try to
…save resources like paper, water, plastic ..etc
…see if we can improve anything and report it
…use the least chemicals as possible
…plan your work and organize your working area that we need not to go to an “emergency” shopping run
If you have any suggestions to improve the handling of food, chemical products, electricity or other resource management, report it to the CEO or use the form 1949/1950 "Risico og sårbarhets vudering" , or 1963 "How can Holmvik Brygge become even more
enviromatally friendly." You will find the forms in the office under the printer. Copy a form, fill it out and put it above the printer on the perm : “incoming"
Introduction to Holmvik Brygge
Holmvik Brygge's building was used as a fish factory in older times, the first floor (currently the restaurant) was where salted fish, the second floor (now kitchen) was designated to caviar production.The machines in and around Holmvik Brygge are for canning caviar, but they were never used. The upper floor (now rooms) wooden boxes were produced
for fish transport purpose. Holmvik was not the builder or owner of
Holmvik Brygge, but he was a tradesman and architect. He built a lot of houses in Nyksund, so in his memory we named our building after him.
In the past the shop (today our creativ workshop) sold fisherman equipments and necessaties. On restoring the shop we did our best to keep it 's origina character, even it's paint colour. We only renewed the electric and plumbing installations. Today we use the shop as a creativ workshop were we try to finde new ways of reusing products.
We call Holmvik Brygge a live museum because of the possibility to be in a historical building surrounded by it's own original exhibits.
We're open all year around.
From the beginning of june through end of august we're in full operation of room accomodation and restaurant dinning.
During the rest of the year we're open for room rentals, while the restaurant serves meals upon requests.
Our guests are individual visitors, or tourist groups from tour operatoroperator
November, February and March are good months for watching the Northern lights.
August and september are good months for picking berries and mushrooms.
During the summer months visitors come to Nyksund for sightseeing, going on Whale watching tours or hiking in the surrounding mountains.
We run a coworking space beside main season. People comes from everywere to work "home-office away from home".
Nyksund's history briefing
Because of it's favourable location for seamen, Nyksund was eamen, Nyksund was one of the richest fishing villages of Vesterålen islands in the one of the richest fishing villages of Vesterålen islands in the past.past.
And the Vikings had built one of their biggest longhouses just in front of Nyksund.in front of Nyksund.
Nyksund started as a seasonal fishing village, where fishermen came to fish in winfishermen came to fish in winter, then left again after winter. ter, then left again after winter. Some people tried to settle down permanently but it did not Some people tried to settle down permanently but it did not work .work .
In 1850 the government decided to build a harbour villag, the first houses were built on the main island (Nyksundøya), then first houses were built on the main island (Nyksundøya), then later more were built on the later more were built on the island were Holmvik Brygge island were Holmvik Brygge stands now (Ungsmaløya).stands now (Ungsmaløya).
In 1870 The construction of the pier between the two islands started started --------(1960 the pier to the mainland)(1960 the pier to the mainland)----------..
In 1885 the first residents began to build the church (Bedehus).(Bedehus).
In 1933 A huge fire burnt down all the harbor line structures wn all the harbor line structures at Nyksundøya, then later on, the houses were rebuilt with at Nyksundøya, then later on, the houses were rebuilt with stone, and today they're considered the most important stone, and today they're considered the most important stone houses in Northern Norway. Thestone houses in Northern Norway. The know how to the know how to the stones' production technics came from Texas (USA).stones' production technics came from Texas (USA).
Ca. 1970 Nyksund's residents left with their money to start a 1970 Nyksund's residents left with their money to start a new life in Myre . Myre is to become the new financial center new life in Myre . Myre is to become the new financial center of the area.of the area.
Ca. 1980 some students discovered Nyksund and started a international project where people from different international project where people from different countries countries would try to live and work together. In this way, they cared would try to live and work together. In this way, they cared for the houses in Nyksund and made it that Nyksund still for the houses in Nyksund and made it that Nyksund still exists today.exists today.
Ca. 1995 all projects were finished. One man stayed in Nyksund when all the others had left and he wanted to Nyksund when all the others had left and he wanted to restorestore Nyksund and its culture.re Nyksund and its culture.
In 1997 the restoration Holmvik Brygge was started;
1999 opening of Holmvik Brygge;
2000 opening of the restaurant / café;
2001 opening of Landhandel Nyksund;
2003 opening of Nyksund Ekspedisjon;
and Gallerie 8439;
and Gallerie 8439;
➔ The The modern Nyksund has startedmodern Nyksund has started