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The oldest farmyard at Fryste or Frøystein.

Frøystein

27.05.2018

The farm Frøystein by the Ulvik fjord is commonly called Fryste. In 1614 the name was written Frøstemb – an obvious Danish influence – and the form Frøsten was used up until the land register in 1886 and 1907. It is probable that the name of the farm originally was Frystvin; a vin-name. Thus it has no connection with neither Frøy (Norse fertility god) nor stein (stone).

The soil tongues below Jomfrunuten.

Jomfrunuten

03.12.2018

Freezing and thawing are processes that influence plant cover, move enormous blocks, stretche long mounds of earth, break open bedrock and create patterns in stone and earth.

Nils Hertzberg watercolour of “Spånheimsklosteret”

Sponheim

27.05.2018

Liarbø, Fitjar

Liarbø

19.06.2018

Smedholmen, Fitjar

Smedholmen

30.03.2018

The farm steading of Årskog.

Årskog

19.06.2018

Årskog farm is situated in a typical coastal landscape in a gentle terrain that slopes down from the outlying heaths down towards the fjord. The farm steading exists as it was in the 1800s. In 1980 the two brothers, Lars and Olai Årskog donated the farm with all its contents of tools and interior decoration, for museum purposes.

The mountain farm Øyna in Reinsnos.

Reinsnos

27.05.2018

The mountain settlement Reinsnos is situated at nearly 700 metres above sea level at the end of the Reinsnos lake; an entry point to the Hardanger plateau.