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The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark.
The burial mounds at Rege date from the Bronze Age (approx. 1800-500 BC). One of the mounds has been restored. The site contained the richest haul of a...
Erling Skjalgsson monument is sited near the Ruinkirken. The monument was erected in memory of Erling Skjalgsson (975-1028), Solas most famous 'son'....
Feda has the county's best preserved ancient architectural environment. The area around the church is special, but there are many other beautiful buildings from 1850- 1900.
Furthest north in Kvinesdal and bordering the mountains at about 550m above sea level, lays Salmeli farm. The farm's history dates back to the 1300s, perhaps even longer.
The church was built at the end of the 13 th century and is famous for its crucifix. According to legend it sweats once a year (July 6 th), and the swe...
Forest road/path from Lofthus to Nosi (950 m.a.s.l.). This is one of the gateways to Hardangervidda. At 650-700 metres are the monk steps made of stone...
The composer Edvard Grieg (1843-1907) occasionally lived at Lofthus and composed many of his most renowned works here. His composer?s cabin is situate...
This stave church at Kaupanger in Sogndal is the largest of the stave churches, and is still in use as the local parish church. The Kaupanger Stave Church was built in the so-called Borgund style on the remnants of two earlier churches, and dates back to about 1190.