Nordvegen history centre tells the story about how Avaldsnes became The first royal seat of Norway. Meet Harald Fairhair who will present you for the kings and princes who ruled the Norwegian coast from Avaldsnes.We know some of them from royal sagas, heroic sagas and old poems. Others we know from archaeology.
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, and creams and soaps made from heather. You can also buy Viking jewellery, including Snorre jewellery.
By purchasing a ticket to Nordvegen History Centre you get 50% off a ticket for the Viking village just a short walk from Nordvegen.