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The Tinghaug area abounds in prehistoric sites. Here you'll find not only Krosshaug, a burial mound dated 450 A.D, but Dysjane, the ruins of a circular...
In the late 13th century, the first water powered mills were introduced in Norway. At Sevheim, Finnøy, an old mill has been restored and is a good plac...
Alfred Hauge Memorial is located just by Sjernarøy church. Alfred Hauge was a recognised author, born at Sjernarøy 17 October 1915. Hauge has written...
The very first buildings in Bergen were alongside the harbour called Bryggen. The old Hanseatic wharf is architecturally unique and is included on UNESCO's list of world heritage of history and culture.
Did you know that the copper of the Statue of Liberty in New York came from Karmøy? Information about this and about the history of the mining communit...
The sea has been beating against this rock for thousands of years, shaping it into the "mushroom-like" appearance it has today.
Kannesteinen rock is...
This most likely were Magnus the Good gathered the farmers in Nordfjord in 1035 A.D. Magnus wanted the farmers to swear allegiance to him as the King o...
Built around 1180 and is dedicated to the Apostle Andrew. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churche...
Christianity was introduced to Norway around 1000 AD, and in the years to follow some one thousand stave churches were built. Ringebu Stave Church dates back to around 1220, and is one of the country’s 28 remaining buildings of its kind.
Sunnhordlandstunet farm, cluster is situated a few minutes´ walk up the hill from the centre of Leirvik, or by car from Sæ. It consist of eleven old bu...