For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At Nordvegen History Centre you can learn about the sovereigns that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of them are known from kings' sagas and old songs. Others are known from archaeology. You will also get a glimpse of the magic world that people once believed to be real. You'll meet sorcerers, female warriors and Norse gods. At Nordvegen History Centre the history will be told using instruments of our own time – it is a grand, informative and very exciting place to visit! Souvenir shop with local literature, large and small Viking products. You can also purchase a selection of locally produced goods such as mittens and socks. You can also buy Viking jewellery, including Snorre jewellery.
See our web site www.opplevavaldsnes.no for opening hours and prices.