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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

Havrå and the arable fields up to the enclosed meadow.

Havrå

18.06.2018

In the sunny, steep fjord landscape along Sørfjorden on the east side of Osterøy is the farm Havrå. The small “hamlet” is one of the few undisturbed farming communities that gives us the impression of the large communal yards in West Norway in the 1700s, with houses built close together and strips of arable land.

The Ostra chests are easily recognisable with their characteristic style.

Mjøsvågen

18.06.2018

Around Mjøsvågen here is still a compact marine use area. Some of the buildings are common boathouses, but most of them also house small enterprises and workshops. This is where the farmers from Øvsthus, Mjøs, Hole and other farms have supplemented their meagre incomes as smiths, brass moulders, clog makers, chest builders and decorative painters.

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.