Historic buildings and places

Borgund Stavkirke - ALR
An historic breeze follows on your journey through the Fjell & Fjord region. Acquire an insight to historical events, enjoy the views of cultural landscapes, visit historical buildings or learn more about the culture and way of life in the area.

Gamle Nes Hallingdals oldest town
Gamle Nes, in Nesbyen, was the main administration centre for officials in Hallingdal in the early 1800s. Here you will find a pleasant town centre with different building styles from earlier centuries. 
 
Torpo Stave Church

To begin with, Hallingdal had seven stave churches. Today, Torpo Stave Church is the oldest and only original stave church left in Hallingdal. 
 
Sima Power Station
One of Europe's largest hydropower stations. 
 
Kjeåsen
The mountain farm of Kjeåsen lies like an eagle's nest half-way up the vertical mountainside. 
 
Flåm Railway
Discover the Flåm Railway - an incredible train journey from the mountain station Myrdal on the Bergen Railway down to Flåm station nested in the innermost corner of the Aurlandfjord. 
 
Borgund Stave Church
Borgund stave church was built around 1180. The church is exceptionally well preserved and is one of the most distinctive stave churches in Norway.
 

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Historic places

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  • © www.svaasand.com
    Jondal|Attractions

    Viketunet

    Beautiful farm dating back to the 17th - 18th century, 2 min. walk from the ferry quay. The courtyard, where the country policemen lived, comprises 7 houses of which the oldest is from approx. 1611. T...

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  • © Gunn Gravdal Elton
    Odda|Attractions

    Røldal Stave Church

    The church was built between 1200 and 1250, and is famous for its healing crucifix still in the church. According to legend it sweats once a year on "Olsok" (July 6th after the Julian calendar), and t...

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  • © Heidi Kvamsdal
    Eidfjord|Attractions

    Kjeåsen Mountain Farm

    The now famous mountain farm lies like an eagle's nest on a mountain ledge 600 m. above the Simadalsfjord. Drive up to the farm every hour, down every half hour. Tourist trail up the steep mountain si...

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  • © Ole Helø
    Eidfjord|Attractions

    Måbødalen Agricultural Countryside Museum

    Experience a scenery with dramatic contrasts; high mountains and waterfalls. Road-building traditions from the 16th. century up to the present. 21 info-tables have been put up at the most distinctive ...

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  • © Ane Bysheim
    Jondal|Attractions

    Herand Kulturhistoriske Senter

    The "Reise gjennom 9000 år" exhibition shows the changes in the landscape in Herand from the last ice age up to the last century. The authentic landscape in the area has traces from all periods, from ...

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  • Kvam|Attractions

    Hardanger Maritime Museum

    Family friendly maritime museum emphasizing activities and open workshops. You will experience ropemaking, forging and wooden boat building. You can make wooden figures, make ropes, build small boats ...

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  • © Elisabeth Emmerhoff
    Ullensvang|Attractions

    Hardanger Folk Museum

    Regional museum for Hardanger, exhibiting Hardanger embroidery, traditional costumes and Norway's largest collection of old Hardanger fiddles. Temporary art exhibitions. Open air museum with historic ...

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  • © Terje Rakke
    Ullensvang|Attractions

    Agatunet

    Idyllic listed hamlet with 30 buildings ranging from the Middle Ages to present-day. The unique court of appeals courtroom and residence was built by the knight and lawmaker Sigurd Brynjulvson Aga aro...

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  • © Knut Bry
    Odda|Attractions

    Norwegian Museum of Hydro Power and Industry

    The beautiful power station at the fjord is a monument of the hydropower adventure that started in 1906. Today it is a museum with guided tours, films and exhibits. Museum shop and cafe. Tailored prog...

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  • © Hardanger Akvasenter
    Kvam|Attractions

    Hardanger Akvasenter

    A visitor centre has been set up at a fullyoperational aquaculture unit, the first of its kind in Norway. In the summer season you can take a short boatride from the welcome centre at Steinstø quay to...

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