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The iron age-house at Aarhus in Skien was opened in September 2005. Then had 14 senior citizens planned and built it all by volunteers in just over 1...
Gimsøy Church is a beautyful brickbuilt church which is placed where there in 1110 was built a convent. The Church was built in 1922....
Spådomsnuten is located in the mountain of Skorve. In earlier times there was a person who predicted that this part of the mountain would once fall do...
This is a rock weighing 570 kg which was said to have been lifted by Sterke (strong) Nils (Nils Olavson Langedal), the giant from Seljord who was raise...
Welcome to Seljord
A treasure chest filled with culture
Beautiful Seljord in Upper-Telemark is a treasure chest just waiting to be opened. Visitors will find wild flowers growing on grass covered roofs, and children who still sing the songs their great-grandfathers sang. Did you know that “The Three Billy Goats Gruff” was the first written down by two Norwegians named Asbjørnsen and Moe? They travelled often to Anne Golid’s cabin in Seljord to hear her stories, which they included in their folk tale collections that are known around the world. The Reverend Magnus Brostrup Landstand, and Miss Olea Crøger hiked through the mountains and forests of Seljord collecting folk songs that we still hear today in Norwegian churches and in Norway’s thriving folk music movement.
The Hardangervidda National Park Route, which takes you on the exciting journey between the east and west of Norway, is the perfect gateway to the fjor...
The Rjukan Waterfall is unfortunately much less impressive than it used to be as most of the water has now been diverted into pipes running to the Vemork power station.
Hardangervidda is the largest national park in Norway, and the scenery is varied with steep mountainsides and spectacular views.
Rikulv lived in the Middle Ages and was outlawed after killing one of the wealthy farmers in a dispute over fishingrights in Lake Mårvatn.