As a former trading post, Hopsjø, near Melandsjøen on Hitra, Trøndelag, boasts a long history of being a place people would travel to from all over Europe with various goods. “It was a trading station where, originally, people would come to trade things like fish for flour or homebrewed alcoholic beverages,” explains CEO of Hopsjø, Millan Skjærbusdal. In 1989, an extremely passionate local man by the name of Tor Bugten decided to restore and rebuild the estate with help from private donations and volunteers in the surrounding areas. The whole place was restored through voluntary work and donations in 1990, and it was during this time that they also created the very first Hopsjødagene.