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Bruosen

Bru

26.05.2018 - 16:33

Bruosen is one of the few river harbours in the county. As landing place for the churchgoers, this place and the boatshed environment follow a tradition that goes back to the Middle Ages, but the country store of today is much younger.

In the middle of the flat pastures at Torsnes was the farmyard of the estate, undivided until the middle of the 1700s

Torsnes

26.05.2018 - 16:29

When bishop J.Neumann was on a visitation in Hardanger in 1825 he also visited Torsnes, the seat of the Galtung family. They were then in the process of pulling down the old dwelling house on the farm. As the committed observer of ancient monuments and antiquarian buildings that he was, bishop Neumann has provided us with interesting details:

The boathouses at Svåsand.

Svåsand

26.05.2018 - 16:28

Down by the fjord at Svåsand, close to the main highway, there is a long row of boathouses, one of the well-preserved, older boathouse locations along the Hardanger fjord. It is the farms at Svåsand that have their boathouses here, four main farms with origins far back in time.

Odda around the turn of the former century, with the new Hotel Hardanger

Odda- The tourist town

27.05.2018 - 15:09

The pioneering tourists in the 1830s-40s brought a momentum in the tourist traffic to the fjord and mountain country Norway. At the time Odda was a hidden Shangri-La at the bottom of Sørfjorden; the farm and the church on the green headland at the fjord. But when the steamship traffic opened the fjord landscape for tourism, in a few years Odda parish in Søndre Bergenhus County became the focal point for travellers in West Norway.

Sandven hotel

Sandven

26.05.2018 - 16:39

Herandsholmen

Herandsholmen

26.05.2018 - 16:21