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Storseterfossen – a waterfall you can actually walk behind. A well-prepared footpath with a guardrail takes you behind the fall in perfect safety. The...
Fjord Cruise Adventure offers exclusive boat based adventure charters along the coast of Norway. Their boat, the Gåssten, is one of the last wooden war...
Ørnevegen –Eagle Road – is the name given to the steepest stretch of road up the mountain side from Geiranger towards Eidsdal on riksveg 63.
The Gestapo’s revenge. On 30 April 1942, the tiny coastal community of Telavåg was deleted from the map when the Germans discovered the role the village people played in the illicit trafficking of men across the North Sea. This, coupled with the killing of a Norwegian agent and two German officers, triggered the Telavåg tragedy, one of Europe’s worst war catastrophes.
In the furthest reaches of northern Øygarden is Hernar. The island is home to about 15 inhabitants, and is a favourite destination for holiday-makers....
During a storm, Golta is both fascinating and terrifying. As you watch the ocean spray shoot several hundred meters towards the road, the sea and sky a...
The earliest recorded mention of Glesvær dates from 1664. At this time, a merchant from Bergen named Henrich Wessel had a trade monopoly at Glesvær....
Visit the Coastal Museum, the maritime area in Ovågen and the oil technology facilities at Kollsnes, for an exciting journey through the history of Øygarden’s resources.
The Museum, set in a beautiful maritime area, traces the lives of Øygarden’s coastal inhabitants from the ice age until the present day. The main exhibition, "Sea, Earth, Wind and Fire" examines the use of resources in a typical coastal community over the past 10 000 years.
Øygarden is one of the region’s best places for bird watching. Along the coastline, sightings of more than 236 species of birds have been recorded. In...