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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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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.

Getting to Vrådal and around

Vrådal is accessible by car and bus, with connections to Sandefjord Airport Torp, Oslo City Center and Oslo Airport.

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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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