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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

The cairn at Nybunut

Hardangervidda – Crossing the Uplands

15.05.2018

Slepa, the ancient “drove roads” across the plateau, date back to prehistoric times. Through the centuries cattle have been driven to the markets in the east; the people of Hardanger went on their trading journeys with tallow and salt to the mining town and silver mines of Kongsberg, and soldiers and other travellers also used these roads.

Farmers from the fjords should not travel unshaven on the train.

Farmers from the Fjords

15.05.2018

Eitt av dei store samferdsleprosjekta på Vestlandet mot slutten av 1800-talet var opninga av Nesttun-Osbanen i 1894 – ei oppbløming av lokalhandel, turisttrafikk og «landliggere».

Fjordabåtane går ut frå Vågen laurdag ettermiddag

Transport and Communication

15.05.2018

The road through Husedalen

From “Spearway” to National Highway

15.05.2018