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Nordvegen History Centre and Viking Settlement

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Viking History at its best

Date of visit: Monday Aug 27th, 2018 Are you looking for an authentic Viking historic... read more

Reviewed September 12, 2018
Guelph, Canada
Great lessons on the Vikings

While the church is in full restoration so we could not see it nor the excavations, the walk to the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Dag K
Lake City, Minnesota
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Nordvegen History Centre – one of Norway’s most important areas within national history!For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name. At Nordvegen History Centre you...more
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Kong Augvaldsvei 101 | Avaldsnes, Avaldsnes 4299, Norway
+47 52 81 24 00
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All reviews the bus short film short walk gift shop on display historic place different languages worth a visit off the beaten path beautiful scenery all ages free of charge farm kings village exhibition costumes
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Reviewed September 12, 2018

Date of visit: Monday Aug 27th, 2018 Are you looking for an authentic Viking historic experience? Visit this village. They have an authentic Viking farm and village that is well preserved. The grounds are huge, and offer some amazing views of the surrounding area. It...More

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Mette B, Guest Relations Manager at Nordvegen History Centre and Viking Settlement, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your kind review.

Reviewed September 8, 2018

While the church is in full restoration so we could not see it nor the excavations, the walk to the village was nice, village interesting with its houses, and the museum first rate.

Thank Dag K
Reviewed September 2, 2018

We visited the Viking Farm at about 30 minutes busdrive from the centre of Haugesund. Although it was worth visiting we were kinda disappointed because the Viking Farm does not show any original Viking elements. If you take the public transportation (bus) please be aware...More

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Reviewed August 17, 2018

The entrance to the viking farm in Avaldsnes, Norway. Just an optional stop where you can find nice souvenirs about the vikings and Norwegian culture and you can take a look around. Expensive, though.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed August 17, 2018

If you like history and landscape, it is a meaninful experience to visit the place where the vikings first established, and learn about their lifestyle. Beautiful landscapes to see, too.

Thank Andrea B
Reviewed August 4, 2018

Can't believe I never reviewed this! My mother and I were there in JUNE of 2017. I had heard about it because of the Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre, which was built nearby and sailed across the North Atlantic before touring parts of the US...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

At Norvegen kultursenter you will learn about the old Norse Mytology, how Norway got its name, became one Kingdom and how Christianity was introduced. Very interesting and great presentations.

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Reviewed July 22, 2018

We started at the Viking village which was quite a trek from the car park. We were greeted by a Viking vial get who clearly explained the history of the Vikings. There should have been other costumed villagers but, sadly, they were arriving as we...More

Thank David A
Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

Visited and loved the history the visuals an the fact you are given a head set to be able to listen to all the information in our language. So much to see and i could of easily spent all day. Staff all were friendly and...More

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Reviewed July 11, 2018

"The Homeland of the Viking Kings" In this history center, you will be able to learn a ton about the Norwegian vikings, most of the exhibit you have to pay for to be able to enjoy, and there's a short movie being shown. There are...More

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August 4, 2017|
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Response from Odd Kristian P | Reviewed this property |
Yes, credit cards are accepted. In general, they may be used everywhere. Some vendors do not accept American Express. Visa and MasterCard you can use all over NORWAY.
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May 29, 2017|
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Response from M6117DPlindal | Reviewed this property |
Hi, sorry fore my late answard. You can go with buss from Bergen every 2, hour. It takes ca 3 hours drive to Haugesund, with Kystbussen. You can change buss in Haugesund, and drive to Karmøy, but I had prefered a taxi... More
March 29, 2017|
Response from Imagine8KK | Reviewed this property |
We had to walk from the bus stop, but it's less than a mile.