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Haugesund

Homeland of the viking kings

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Overview

Travel back to the age of the Vikings and discover what life was really like back in the day. Catch a glimpse inside the Viking kingdom and experience the creation of the kingdom of Norway.

Get ready for a day filled with historical experiences surrounded by inspiring natural scenery.

The green landscapes hide fascinating stories, myths and legends about the famous Norwegian ancestors. The Viking age has contributed quite a lot to the society Norway has become today. Everyone knows many stereotypes about the Viking days, but behind the warrior masks hid skilled craftsmen and tradesmen, clever farmers and great explorers.

 

They are tall as date palms, blond and ruddy with their whole arms tattoed with trees and other figures

– Ibn Fadlan, Arabian explorer

 

On this journey back in time, you will get a new and fresh insight into the seafaring Scandinavians. Visit unique locations where legendary leaders have walked and the first kings have left important traces. Avaldnes is Norway’s eldest royal residence and was the home of Norway’s very first king Harald Fairhair. In an underground well formation, you will find the source of all knowledge and at the Nordvegen history center, you will walk through Avaldsnes’ fascinating history of Viking leaders and the magical world of Norse mythology.

On the reconstructed Viking farm surrounded by green forests, you will experience the Viking lifestyle. Have a look inside the Viking houses and travel back to this fascinating period to understand the Viking’s daily life.

 

A colourful presentation of the Viking times by the guide at Nordvegen History Center in Avaldsnes

– Elena, Innovation Norway, Moscow

Duration: 4 hours


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Haugesund, Norway
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59° 24' 31" N / 5° 17' 30" E
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