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Mathematician Niels Henrik Abel (1802-1829). By the vicarage at Finnøy at Hesby, you will find the memorial of famous mathematician Niels Henrik Abel....
Austrått is one of the oldest manors in Norway, dating from as early as the Viking Period.
The fief holder (later the Earl), Finn Arnesson, lived...
Russvassdammen in Borggrend is one of the most impressing timber floating dam where the wood are restored. At the same time the vegetation close to the dam is removed so that the dam can be seen in the terrain.
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.
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!
The history of Oslo begins in the Middle Ages; the first town-like settlement probably appeared around the year 1000 AD. The medieval town was located...
One of Trøndelag most distinctive cultural heritage can be found at Helge in Byafossen, Steinkjer. The area contains several burial mounds and stone...
The Skei field in Sparbu is believed to be North Trøndelag's larges burial ground, dating from approx 800 AD. Homesteads, a so-called round yard,...
There is so much history in the city of Farsund in Southern Norway, but it is all within easy reach. You can take a walk and experience it for yourself. Plaques are fastened to various places around the city that give you some information on that particular piece of history. Maps are available at the Farsund Tourist Office.
Vang i Valdres
The oldest runestone in Vang; "Vang stone", is from the late Viking Age.
The runic inscriptions on the side mention a person called Gunnar. The...
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