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The idyllic village Bjørkedalen is renowned for its boatbuilding traditions. As far back as to the Viking era, boats have been built here, and today you can enjoy the proud Viking ships when you visit the Bjørkedalen Water.
Visit the village Bjørkedalen in Volda, and see the magnificent Viking ships that are situated by the Bjørkedalen Water. The small community has got long traditions when it comes to boatbuilding, and when you go on a sightseeing trip in one of these beautiful boats, you can feel how they have been able to master the Norwegian nature for centuries.
Bjørkedalen is also known for its special natural resources, and there are large amounts of the mineral olivine to be found here.
By the southern part of Bjørkedalen you'll find the old post route "Den Gamle Postveien", that was constructed on royal command during the 1700s. You can follow this lovely road past Gullbrekka to Medvatnet Water and Olavskjelda Fountain, and all the way to the cross that is a monument to remember the king Holy Olav.