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The Hegelund Family

The Genealogy

In the year 1635, a 35 year-old hailing from Denmark, Morten C. Hegelund, travelled up north to Norway and settled in the area of Karlsøy, well above the Arctic Circle. This event marked the beginning of a near four-century long history for the Hegelund family,  centered on the jagged Norwegian coastline, facing the ice-blue waters of the North Atlantic.

During these four centuries, the Hegelund clan became one of the wealthiest and most-respected families in the whole Karlsøy parish.

The family is well-known for its social engagement, creativity, assiduousness and last but not least, their passion for food and cooking.

Read more on The Danish Origins of the Hegelund Clan


”From an extreme land of ice and the midnight sun; by a proud family of indomitable spirit; through a company of vision and commitments; to the delight of a discerning audience: Authentic Arctic Culinary of which we are proud. This is the essence of House of Hegelund.”