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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.
If anything shows community spirit in Seljord it is the agricultural fair which has been arranged for 130 years. Seljord plays host to more than 60,000 visitors for three days in September. You will have to look pretty hard to find another festival like ours this far north!
Gallery Nutheim was opened in 1978. The Gallery exhibits art by local artists. Nutheim Guest House accommodates bus groups and other groups for meals and a look through the art gallery.
Holm parish, built in the 1500s, was moved from Hjartdal to Nutheim in 1963. The building was restored back to the condition it mus have had prior to...
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Several different hiking trails in the cultural landscape of the Bjørgefjell mountain area. Beautiful landscape with great viewing points and with benches several places. Easily accessed from the main road. You can start the trip either from the guest farm Nordigard Bjørge or Seljord camping. During the trip you will see tofts from old crofter`s farms (small, often poor farms for one family, working for the main farm in the area), and old mounds of stones from clearing the landscape.
Flatdal Church is a timbered long church, built in 1654 on the site of an earlier stave church. In 1923 Bishop Bernt Støylen arranged for the crucifix, altarpiece and the canopy from the old stave church to be retrieved and placed in the church. The church is situated near the Flatdal valley district.
Gold was found in the 1880`s near Blika farm in Svartdal. Minings claims were granted to Bleka, Barstad, Svartdal, Haugsvold and Svervelid Farms in...
Bruredynnan is at the eastern tip om Seljord Lake by Rondebersåsane. Here we find the remains of 6-7000 year old stone paintings that are believed to r...
Guldnes mines, at an altitude of nearly 2000 ft., are located by Sundsbarmvatnet, 15 km northwest of downtown Seljord. The mines are on a small peninsu...