The family – past and present

Though our ancestors can be traced many centuries back, the family name originates from the family farm “Haugvik” in Somna, Central/Northern Norway, and it can be dated back to the mid 1800’s.

Although our distant ancestors were mostly clerics and public service men, the Haugvik family has a long, rich history within farming and in the agriculture industry.

Today most of our family members are active within tourism, health care, energy, engineering, public service etc, but the farm is still runned by the family as a modern grain production facility.

Whilst family members are these days spread literarily far and wide throughout the world, our cultural significance is based upon family and its instinctive attitude is to be more in sympathy with a family than with institutions. In this regard the gathering of family and friends in Haugvik is a very important part of our family culture.

It is said that “nothing is so consistent as change”. We watch as our lives unfold year after year. We watch as our homes change, our jobs change, our hobbies and interests change, our circle of friends change. There are really only two things that is constant in our lives – our heritage and our family. It is for us to especially nurture these two aspects of our lives for they are with us forever.