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The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark. He was born June 10, 1825, at Øverbø, a little cotter's farm nestled in the hillside. Open all year.

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Friday February 15. 1952 the Winter Olympic Flame was lit in Oslo. Two days before, the pinewood torch was lit in Sondre Norheims cottage, Øverbø, in Morgedal.

The ceremony takes place on February 13, 1952. From the fireplace inside the Sondre cottage, the pinewood torch is lit by Olav Bjaaland, a ski veteran who also participated in the Roald Amundsen South Pole Expedition. The Winter Olympic Flame for Squaw Valley 1960 and Lillehammer OL in 1994 was lit with a torch from Øverbø and Morgedal.

Read more about the story about Sondre Norheim and the first Winter Olympic Flame at www.morgedal.com

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Friday February 15. 1952 the Winter Olympic Flame was lit in Oslo. Two days before, the pinewood torch was lit in Sondre Norheims cottage, Øverbø, in...

Øverbø

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Vrådal

Vrådal lies in the midst of the county of Telemark, and can tempt you with spectacular mountains, lush forests and quiet lakes.

Where to eat in Vrådal

The main place to eat in Vrådal is the Quality Straand Hotel & Resort. In addition there are sason based cafès on other locations.

Winter in Vrådal

Try alpine skiing and snowboarding at Vrådal Panorama Ski Center, or cross-country skiing in the surrounding mountains.
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What to do in Vrådal

Go hiking in the mountains and forests, play golf, go canoeing, or simply relax on the beach.

Key facts about Vrådal

Vrådal is a small village located in the municipality of Kviteseid, in the western part of Telemark. Kviteseid has around 2,500 inhabitants.

Tour suggestions in the Vrådal area

These five round trips include the highlights of western and upper Telemark, including the Eidsborg stave church and the Telemark Canal.
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