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Seim

19.06.2018

Ask- The king's estate

12.06.2018

Herdla, Askøy

Herdla farm

12.06.2018

Numerous finds show that the settlement at Herdla goes back to prehistoric times, and the large estate at Herdla has enjoyed a central place in the nation’s history since High Middle Ages. As Ask, Herdla was part of the country estate Harald Hårfagre took over as he took command of the west of Norway.

Deportations from Tælavåg 30 April 1942.

Tælavåg

16.06.2018

Tælavåg has a significant place in the history of the German occupation in WWII. The small community by the sea, where for centuries people had made a living from farming and fishing in harmony with the natural resources, in 1942 became the victim of German reprisals without their equal in Norwegian war history. The collection of war histories in Tælavåg provides us with a close-up of the dramatic events.

The rectory at Finnes

Finnås rectory

31.03.2018

Statue of Magnus Erlingsson by the Town Hall in Etne.

Støle

19.05.2018

High above the sea and the beach flats, on one of the wide terraces shaped by the sea and the ice, lies the farm Støle (Stødle). The Old Norse name of Studla is derived from studill “support, shelf”. As far back as Viking times Støle has been a chieftain’s farm, a good farm on the plains formed by the moraine masses.

Coat of arms, Orning

Orninggård

19.06.2018

Stordøens Seminarium

Stord Teacher Training College

19.09.2018

Onarheim

19.06.2018

Knute Nelson (no. 3 from right) at Kvilekvål in 1899.

Kvilekvål

19.06.2018

The story of Knute Nelson is like the story of Jack the Dullard. From narrow and poor conditions in his home country he worked his way up to become governor and senator in the US.

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