Skjerstad

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Skjerstad
Village
View of the village
View of the village
Skjerstad is located in Nordland
Skjerstad
Skjerstad
Location in Nordland
Skjerstad is located in Norway
Skjerstad
Skjerstad
Skjerstad (Norway)
Coordinates: 67°13′59″N 15°01′33″E / 67.2331°N 15.0257°E / 67.2331; 15.0257Coordinates: 67°13′59″N 15°01′33″E / 67.2331°N 15.0257°E / 67.2331; 15.0257
CountryNorway
RegionNorthern Norway
CountyNordland
DistrictSalten
MunicipalityBodø Municipality
Elevation28 m (92 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
8102 Skjerstad

Skjerstad (Norwegian pronunciation: [ˈʂæ̀ːʂtɑ]) is a village in Bodø Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The small village of Skjerstad sits at the mouth of the Misværfjorden, where it joins Skjerstadfjorden. The village is also the location of Skjerstad Church. The village was the namesake of the old Skjerstad Municipality which existed prior to 2005.

History[edit]

Skjerstad is possibly the place of execution of Raud den Rame by Olaf Tryggvason, and the location of the annual historical hoax play called "Ragnhilds Drøm" (Ragnhild's Dream).[2][3]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Skjerstad, Bodø (Nordland)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-09-15.
  2. ^ "Vikingskip" (in Norwegian). Salten Museum. Archived from the original on 2007-03-11. Retrieved 2007-07-27.
  3. ^ "Sagaspillet "Ragnhilds drøm"" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2007-09-29. Retrieved 2007-07-27.