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Morgedal

Øverbø

  • Øverbø, Kviteseid
  • +47 35069080
  •  /  km From You
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The history of Sondre Norheim begins in Morgedal, Telemark.

Friday February 15. 1952 the Winter Olympic Flame was lit in Oslo. Two days before, the pinewood torch was lit in Sondre Norheims cottage, Øverbø, in Morgedal.

The ceremony takes place on February 13, 1952. From the fireplace inside the Sondre cottage, the pinewood torch is lit by Olav Bjaaland, a ski veteran who also participated in the Roald Amundsen South Pole Expedition. The Winter Olympic Flame for Squaw Valley 1960 and Lillehammer OL in 1994 was lit with a torch from Øverbø and Morgedal.

Read more about the story about Sondre Norheim and the first Winter Olympic Flame at www.morgedal.com

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  • Source: Vest Telemark

Accommodation

Ski resorts
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Ski school

Outdoor Activities

Activities
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Culture path
  • Guided trips
Cross-country skiing
  • Lighted track
Winter activities
  • Telemark skiing

Plan Your Trip

Services
  • WiFi

Taste Norway

Norwegian cuisine
  • Traditional food
Restaurant & café
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Traditional food

Things To Do

Shopping
  • Souvenier shops
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Kviteseid, Norway
The latitude and longitude
59° 29' 29" N / 8° 23' 13" E
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