Services along the Kingsroad

Stay in Old Merchant Henry's Store


Suitable for
Family, couples, small groups
Available periods
Whole year


Jan Henrik (Henry) Nitter Hansen is one of the most sucessfull business men of all time in Western Norway.

One of the properties which developed his wealth, is a yellow merchant house at prime location in the old town of Lærdal.

Now his store from 1852 can be your home.

The apartment is situated on the 1st floor, which was Jan Henrik Nitter Hansen's storage rooms in the mid 19-century.

Today the storage rooms are renovated into a luxury apartment with a Oscarian era bedroom, a combined living room/kitchen, a bathroom and a loft with 4 beds.

The storage rooms functions and details are carefully preserved and incorporated into this modern lux-apartment.

Up to 6 persons can stay in the evocative and cozy Old Merchant Henry's Store.


The old town of Lærdalsøyri was a busy trade hub and an important port, located at the end of the Sognefjord and at the start of the main route to Oslo and east-Scandinavia (later The King's Road).

Already in the Medieval times the old town of Lærdal was host for the important annual market, the Lærdalsmarknaden. First time we find the market mentioned, is in 1596. It had been in operation for a long time already.

During the 19 century Lærdal grew to become the most important hub and trading town in north-western Norway next to Bergen. Business grew rapidly, and the father of Jan Henrik started and later Jan Henrik continued the successful business. Jan Henrik was also the mayor of Lærdal for some years.

Old Lærdal is one of Norways most autentic wooden towns, and protected as national heritage. 

Old Merchant Henry's Store is one of the best examples you can find from that time; an typical western-Norwegian merchant house, inspired by the buildings of the famous port of Bergen and the hanseatic merchants houses you find in the rest of northern Europe.

Welcome to the experience!


Old Merchant Henry's Store
Les mer
Helge Brugrand
(+47) 400 65 069