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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

A deciduous forest slop with Bear’s garlic.

From Dense Forest to Open Heathlands

15.05.2018

The outer frame - the coast, the fjord and the mountains - are an inheritance from the country's geological history. But what, more than anything else, gives the scene colour and excitement is the plant life.