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Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen
Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen
Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen
Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen
Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

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For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name.

At Nordvegen History Centre you can learn about the sovereigns that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of them are known from kings’ sagas and old songs. Others are known from archaeology.

You will also get a glimpse of the magic world that people once believed to be real. You’ll meet sorcerers, female warriors and Norse gods.
At Nordvegen History Centre the history will be told using instruments of our own time – it is a grand, informative and very exciting place to visit!

Souvenir shop with local literature, large and small Viking products. You can also purchase a selection of locally produced goods such as mittens and socks, and creams and soaps made from heather. You can also buy Viking jewellery, including Snorre jewellery.  

By purchasing a ticket to Nordvegen History Centre you get 50% off a ticket for the Viking village just a short walk from Nordvegen.

Facilities

  • General facilities

    • food and beverage service
  • Season

    • all year round
  • Disabled persons

    • adapted for disabled
Adult
NOK 100 children NOK 50, senior NOK 75

Categories

  • Museums & Galleries Museums & Galleries
  • Theme parks Theme parks

Hours

9/30/2013 - 4/27/2014
Wed, Thu and Fri
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
4/28/2014 - 6/22/2014
Mon - Fri
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
4/28/2014 - 9/21/2014
Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
6/23/2014 - 8/17/2014
Mon - Fri
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
8/18/2014 - 9/21/2014
Mon - Fri
10:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
9/22/2014 - 4/26/2015
Wed, Thu and Fri
10:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Sun
12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Transportation


Bus Kolumbus bus 8 9 and 10 run from Haugesund to Avaldsnes. From here it is about 10 min walk to Nordvegen History Center. For schedules see: www.kolumbus.no

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Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace - Photo: Ørjan B. Iversen

Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At Nordvegen History...

Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

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