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The steep sloping landscape on Håvra

Cultural Heritage and Cultural Landscapes

18.11.2017

The development which culminated in the great west Norwegian clustered communities in the 18th and 19th centuries, such as we see at Havrå on Osterøy Island, actually first came into being in Viking times, with an incipient division of the farms into smaller units.

Hårteigen

The Landscape

18.11.2017

Kiste måla i 1834 av Bjørn Bjaalid

Vernacular arts and crafts

15.05.2018

A Hardanger sloop in full sail on the Trøndelag coast.

Sailing Sloops and Boat Building

21.11.2018

Marine activities expanded greatly throughout the 19th century, and provided a livelihood for many people. Fishing and shipping were probably the subsidiary activities which had greatest economic significance throughout the century. Marine activities brought, literally speaking, wind into the sails of many rural districts in Hordaland during that period.

Alfred Søvik from Lysefjorden

The Wooden Boat

15.05.2018

Craftsmanship through two thousand years