Museum, lodging & café

A traditional fish factory

Foldalbruket Museum of Coastal Culture is a preserved fish depot and factory featuring local coastal culture and fishing traditions.

Fish Soup

As part of the Taste of Nordkyn experience, Foldalbruket serves a delicious Fish Soup in a quaint dockside café. Complete the meal with steaming fresh waffles and cloudberry jam!

Foldal Summer Café

Two of the line baiting sheds have been converted to a summer café serving delicious fish soup and fresh waffles with fresh cloudberry jam. On beautiful summer days, it is a joyful experience to enjoy coffee on the dock and take in the sounds, views and fresh air by the sea.

The café is open from 10 June to 30 September, Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 - 15:00. In July, the café is open every day from 11:00 to 16:00.

Accommodation with a historical feel

Foldalbruket offers a unique and historical living experience in the vibrant fishing town of Kjøllefjord. Here, you can travel back in time and spend the night like fishermen did back in the 50s and 60s.

There are beautiful views toward the fjord and the harbour, fresh sea air and the sounds of fishing boats, waves and seagulls. We provide everything you need for an authentic and comfortable stay, whether for one night or several. Bathrooms and kitchen are shared with other guests, like in the 1950s - you will run the risk of having pleasant conversations with other guests, as well as experience feelings of nostalgia and inner calm.

Museum and History

Foldalbruket was given protected heritage status by the Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage in 1994. The fish depot gained this status because it represents a typical fish factory from the reconstruction era. It features a cod liver oil distillery, manager’s quarters and office, a stockfish warehouse, depot and salting plant, and a row of fishery sheds.

The fish depot was never modernised and consequently shows a complete fishing environment as it was back in the 1950s and 60s. 

The museum presents the history of Foldalbruket, and we invite you to take a stroll through a collection of artifacts and tools from Kjøllefjord. This visit will take you back around 70 years to the post-WWII reconstruction era. You can view the fish depot, the oil distillery, and the management offices and quarters. In the cultural history gallery, you can also experience Finnmark’s history from the Viking era through to the present day.

The museum is open from 10 June to 30 September, Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 - 15:00. 

In July, the museum is open every day from 11:00 to 16:00. You can also schedule a private tour any time of the year.

Contact info

Phone: +47 91 81 60 75
Street address: Strandveien 41, 9790 Kjøllefjord