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Sandtorgholmen Trade Centre

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Sandtorgholmen Trade Centre, which lies on a peninsula in Tjeldsundet, dates back to 1557. This was the scene of an extensive trade with the Russians ("The Pomor Trade") for centuries. Sandtorgholmen were granted the license to sell wine and distilled spirits from 1770. The oldest building on the premises, an underground cellar from about 1557, was used as a storeroom. Later this storeroom has been called "The Malaga Cellar", because of the wine import - wine from the wood from Malaga in Spain. Even today only Spanish products is served on Sandtorgholmen. There was a post office on the premises from the early 1800s, a shipping office from 1838 and a country store, a telegraph station, a bakery and also farming. At the pier you can find a restaurant and rooms for overnight accomodation, in addition to rooms for meetings and courses. A house built in a swisschalet style, richly decorated, offers nice facilities for parties together with distinctive rooms for overnight stays. In the store room ("Stabburet") you can find the exclusive and high standard bridal suite ("Brudesuiten"). Sandtorgholmen has a wine cellar at it's own disposal. As a guest you may also enjoy life in the special wooden bath tub. You may also take part in different activities, e.g. go-kart, boat hire service or grotto tours.

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