The farm steading of Årskog. (Svein Nord).
A CULTURAL LANDSCAPE MUSEUM
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 farm lies in a little river hollow by the Årskog river, a rich cultural landscape, with low-growing deciduous forest, stone mounds from land-clearing, flower meadows and heather. The farm has belonged to the same family for more than 300 years, and has been a stable, prosperous farm. A document on the division of inheritance from 1794 shows it is valued at 3186 “riksdalar” . It was the richest property in Våg coastal administration district. Today Årskog is a museum, opened in 1988, and amongst other artefacts, there is a rich collection of textiles on the farm.