1. What is your coolest cultural experience in Salten?
There are many art and music experiences in our region, but the nature also provides powerful and defining cultural experiences. I grew up 150 m from the sea. Although not as many people live directly from the sea as they did in the past, I believe the impact the sea has on us remains just as great to this day. Uredd-plassen (maybe the world’s most beautiful public toilet) is a wonderful experience right by the sea. It offers award-winning architecture in majestic surroundings.
2. What are your best cultural tips?
I like good architecture, design and art – surprises that fit in perfectly perhaps just by sticking out. We have the Stormen Concert Hall and library in Bodø. On the island of Sandhornøy, the Hjertefølger-family has built a nature house in a dome.
At Fleinvær, the Arctic Hideaway is built for peace and tranquillity on a windblown islet at sea. We at Fogg Gildeskål are also developing a construction project that we hope will add to this range of architectural experiences in Salten.
3. Why should people experience the Salten region?
I would recommend people to feel what it’s like to live here. Most of Salten is not densely populated, which is something us locals really appreciate. What I missed most when I lived in Oslo was the weather and being able to see and feel the seasons changing. When I got off the plane and smelled the salt from the sea, I knew I was nearly home.
We enjoy it here, regardless of the season and the weather! Everything has its charm and time, providing you to allow time to be captivated.