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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 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.
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....
Wool has always been used in Norway and at Hillesvåg Wool Économusée, visitors are invited to watch the production from beginning to end. Some of the machinery is more than a hundred years old, in some cases older than the factory itself.
Bergen Kunsthall is one of Norway’s premier arenas for contemporary art. Variety of exhibitions from international and Norwegian artists.
A museum based on the findings of the archeological excavations of Bryggen from 1955 on. The foundations of the oldest buildings in Bergen (12th c.) as well as finds of European ceramics, runic inscriptions etc. illustrating commerce, shipping, cultural activities and daily life in the Middle Ages.
Damsgård Country Mansion was erected in the 18th C. It is considered Norway’s main work of the Rococco architecture and perhaps Europe’s best preserved wooden Rococco building. The building has the original interiors. The garden is recreated as it could have been 200 years ago.
This mansion is the main building of the owners of the paper factory of Alvøen, dating from 1797. It contains a rich collection of furniture, silver, porcelain and textiles. A charming garden and park, free entrance. Guided tours every hour, the last at 15.
One of the coffin-workshops was converted into a clog factory - Hosanger Treskofabrikk - in 1924. At the time, clogs was a common footwear and was produced until the mid-1950s.
Markakunst is the local name of the art form Land Art. In the beautiful little valley called Kossdalen you can find installations of Land Art made in the nature with materials from the nature.