MILLSTONE PARK – HYLLESTAD
The production of millstones in Hyllestad started over 1,000 years ago, and used to be a major industry employing up to 1000 people. Millstones were exported to danish and baltic areas and the western islands. Many of the crosses to be seen along the coast are made of mill stone from Hyllestad, including the crosses in Eivindvik and Korssund. The park offers nature trails that visualise the ancient of the history of the industry, with debris og broken product as well as half-carved stones still not separated from the rock surface. In summer guided tours are held hourly at 12.00, 13.00, 14.00 and 15.00 with a student at Hyllestad school. You can also grind wheat and make stone-milled bread just like the Vikings did!
Price: Adults NOK 60,- Children NOK 30,- (7-15 years).
Season: 18/6-21/8-2016. Tuesday-Sunday, 10.00-17.00.
Guided tours between 12.00-16.00
The historical walk is included in the price for those who have registered
to experience the life of a stone cutter at the stone cutters’ camp. Kvernsteinsparken Mill Stone Park is accessible to the public outside normal