About Håholmen

The cluster of houses on the island of Håholmen consists of, among other things, hotel rooms, taverns and museums are today a sought-after course and meeting place for people from all over the world. Håholmen was originally a community based on trade, fishing and sea transport. Here, in the protected fishing village, fishermen, sailors, grocers and farmers met.

The history and location at one of the most exposed stretches of the Norwegian coast make Håholmen unique. The buildings, many of them from the 17th and 18th centuries, largely make up the fishing village as it once was.

Håholmen has been a place for rockfish since the beginning of the 18th century. In 1898, Bård Bergseth, Ragnar Thorseth’s maternal grandfather, bought the place and settled here. Været was in operation until 1960 and the Bergseth family lived here permanently until 1978.

In 1989, Kari and Ragnar Thorseth gave the old fishing village new life. Again, the beautiful and weather-beaten island has become an attractive meeting place for people. But now key personnel from companies and organizations who seek a different and better environment and surroundings gather here when important matters are to be discussed and decided. Håholmen is now owned and operated by Classic Norway Hotels.

Håholmen stands out in particular as a calm and inspiring meeting place when people who work together want to get to know each other better and with the tasks they are set to carry out. Håholmen is also the place when you want to get to know your foreign business contacts and customers better, and at the same time want to show them a different, genuine and original piece of Norway packed with exciting and exotic activities. It is also the place to relax, gather inspiration and new strength. Both from nature and the hand of man, Håholmen represents a unique experience. The outer side of the 50-acre island forms a last rampart against the ocean and lies just beyond. On the inner side there is a rare beautiful natural harbour, well sheltered from all kinds of weather. Around thirty buildings – several from the 17th and 19th centuries – give Håholmen the feel of an intimate village and genuine coastal history, and everything is at your disposal.