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Nordvegen History Centre and Viking Settlement

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Interesting History

"The Homeland of the Viking Kings" In this history center, you will be able to learn a ton about... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
John M
Well worth the day out at this unique attraction

A thoroughly enjoyable and different experience of Norwegian history. This site of major... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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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, Haugesund 5528, Norway
+47 52 81 24 00
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Reviewed 5 days ago

"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

Thank John M
Reviewed 5 days ago

A thoroughly enjoyable and different experience of Norwegian history. This site of major importance to Norwegian history is not as well patronised as it would be due to Haugesund not being a main tourist centre. The entrance fee of NK170 covered the history centre, church...More

Thank stavanger85
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Museum is not too big but interesting history about the times of the Vikings..a movie is shown then you walk around certain exhibits, some of the employees are dressed like the era of the Vikings ..this was visited part of a cruise excursion.

Thank Lakecomo15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The history Centre, Viking Farm and St.Olav's Church were all extremely interesting. The information is thorough and staff extremely helpful and knowledgeable. We were lucky enough to be there at the beginning of June when the annual, 4-day Viking Festival was taking place. Over 200...More

1  Thank lifejourney4two
Reviewed 9 November 2017

Museum it's not too big and you won't find there too many origianal objects, but it's still worth a visit. The movie which starts your tour around museum is really good - says a lot about history and myths of Norway. Also you can dress...More

Thank Martitkota
Reviewed 15 September 2017

This is off the beaten path a bit, but full of history! If you want to learn about the Viking era this is the place to visit. It's very English accessible and the scenery is beautiful-- deceptively peaceful for all of the blood shed there...More

Thank jmk_girl
Reviewed 22 August 2017

The Nordvegen History Centre itself is interesting enough but probably not worth a separate trip if it weren't for the Vikinggard (Viking Farm) on the nearby island of Bukkøy -- a half hour walk from the History Centre -- and the historic church of St....More

2  Thank savvyworldtraveler
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

Booked this tour whilst taking our first Fjord cruise on the Aurora and as an introduction to Norway it was perfect! First stop was the church where we were greeted by our guide in full viking regalia. His English was superb and I found the...More

Thank Donna R
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

We were advised to take bus and tour. We met by the church and all seemed interesting and we were looking forward to a great tour. ( I have studied to a degree level the "Viking Era".) Problems started immediately: 1. No room in the...More

3  Thank micky-ppn
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

Probably one of the most beautiful spots in the region. The church and it's surrounding areas are nice. The historical center is informative and fun. The Viking farm is an event in itself. Dress for windy weather.

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5 August 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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30 May 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
30 March 2017|
Response from Imagine8KK | Reviewed this property |
We had to walk from the bus stop, but it's less than a mile.