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The Fruitvillage at Gvarv is Norways´s capital of appleproduction. Experience
the aroma of fruit, vineyard and brewery products. Bakery, farmshops and accomodation.
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...
Eight different sculptured "vieving stones" have been placed in to the landscape, on locations related to tales of local female figures. Gonil Dale, Guro Lommodden, Kivlemøyane, Guro heddeli, Tårån i troppin, Glima i Rupedalar, Ljose-Signe i Bindingsnuten and Skuldalsbruri. each of these women has fiddle music named after them.
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.
The mountain road over Gaustatoppen between Rjukan and Tuddal is a spectacular scenic experience.
Hardangervidda is the largest national park in Norway, and the scenery is varied with steep mountainsides and spectacular views.
Folkestadbyen- The town of Folkestad.
In the 1870s, a centre for commerce and crafts started to appear in this small church village. The village received the name of “Folkestadbyen” and the towns people lived by paid work, commerce and handicraft.
The tale of the serpent in the seljord Lake have been told since 1750 and have been passed down in spoken form, being only partly written down. You can look for the serpent from the sea serpent tower on Bjørgeøyan.
As the first geopark in Scandinavia, Gea Norvegica became member of the Global Geoparks Network/European Geoparks Network in 2006.