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Kyrping at the turn of the 19th century

Kyrping at the turn of the 19th century (photo: unknown, owner: Etne Kulturkontor).

The trading post down by the fjord at Kyrping does not belong to the oldest group of trading posts from the 1600s and 1700s. It was only after the liberalisation of the trading legislation that trade was established here.

Nevertheless Kyrping is an old connecting point in the traffic from Stordalen and Litledalen to the rural settlements on the north side of the fjord. But most of all Kyrping was centrally situated on the main road eastwards towards Røldal, through Stordalen and in front of the farm Øyno. From Bergen and the fjord settlements to the north came those going on a pilgrimage to the Midsummer’s celebrations in Røldal, and in later times – to the Røldal market.

Kyrping has a good harbour. From older times the farmers at upper and lower Sævareid had their boathouses here, but people from Etne also made use of the shipping lane from Kyrping.

  • Kyrping, Etne

Kyrping today. (Svein Nord)