VAKSDALSTEIN TO BERGEN
From the late 1880s and early in the 1900s a large quantity of stone from the quarry along Sørfjord and Veafjord was transported to Bergen. These activities have long since ceased, but Vaksdal stone from Skreien, Hananeset and Stamnes will forever adorn many famous Bergen buildings and streets.
On a car ride from Vaksdal toward Standhelle, there are many who have noticed the large, fine surfaces in the mountains at Skreien (picture). In several periods from the late 1800s to the early part of 1900 schistose basement gneiss was taken out for use in construction. After the railway arrived in 1883, it was fairly easy to get Vaksdal stone transported to Bergen. Stone in the large buildings of Bergen such as Permanenten (1896), Theatre (1909) and the Railway station (1913) (picture below) is from Skreien.
- Heldal, T.; Jansen, Ø. 2001. Steinbyen Bergen. Fortellingen om brostein, bygg og brudd. Nord 4.