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Read more: The birthplace of Knut Hamsun

Garmo

The birthplace of Knut Hamsun

Hamsunstugu (the Hamsun House) at Garmostrædet was originally built in the 1850s. For a time, the house was used as a smithy in Hesthagen. At the end...
Read more: Strand Church Photo: Reisemål Ryfylke

Jørpeland

Strand Church

The church was built in 1874 by Torjus Tengesdal and Johannes Næsset. Strand Church was the third church ever erected in Strand. An altar piece,...
Read more: St. Olav`s churh at Avaldsnes - the mighty monument of former days of glory!

Avaldsnes

St. Olav`s churh at Avaldsnes - the mighty monument of former days of glory!

Avaldsnes is the oldest royal seat in Norway! It was here Harald Fairhair established his main royal seat after winning the battle at Hafrsfjord in...
Read more: Ole Ottesastua Photo: Sør-Troms Museum

Bjarkøy

Ole Ottesastua

Ole Ottesastua is a restored 19th century crofter`s cottage in historical surroundings. A visit at the cottage should be combined with the heritage...
Read more: Lomen Stave Church

Lomen

Lomen Stave Church

Lomen Stave Church is believed to date back to around 1192. The oldest coin found is from King Sverre`s era 1177-1202. In 1750, the church was...
Read more: Hedalen Stave Church

Hedalen

Hedalen Stave Church

The Hedalen Stave Church may be the oldest of its kind in Valdres today. It comprises an unusual amount of catholic items and among these a reliquary....
Read more: Hegge Stave Church

Heggenes

Hegge Stave Church

Hegge Stave Church is featuring eight free-standing columns inside. The church was probably built around 1216, but the baptismal font dates back to...
Read more: Høre Stave Church Photo: Carl Pillip Weisser

Ryfoss

Høre Stave Church

An unusual runic insription shows that Høre Stave Church dates back to around 1179. However, as the oldest coin found under the church floor is from...
Read more: Reinli Stave Church Photo: Kif Valdres Destinasjon

Bagn

Reinli Stave Church

Reinli Stave Church dates back to around 1326, but prior to this the site has been home to two other churches. The only remains left of the first...
Read more: Heritage sites off the beaten track Photo: Pia Britton

Hemsedal

Heritage sites off the beaten track

Overgrown fields and farms When walking in forests and fields, we often see traces of previous exploitation of the countryside where there is...
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