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Astridholmen

Astridholmen Photo: sirdal.no Read more: randi tester
Astridholmen Photo: sirdal.no
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Astridholmen is a small island located in the Sirdalsvatnet lake, with interesting history

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According to Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic poet and writer, Astrid the Queen of Norway and her son Olav Tryggvason stayed on the island in the middle of the Sirdalsvatnet lake to evade a group of men believed to have killed the king and trying to kill Olav.

During the Viking era Sirdsvatnet was the main domestic traffic artery from the east and west coast, and the legend of Queen Astrid and her son has for generations been told because of this route.
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Astridholmen

According to Snorri Sturluson, an Icelandic poet and writer, Astrid the Queen of Norway and her son Olav Tryggvason stayed on the island in the middle...

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