The Viking Farm – where the Vikings reigned for a thousand years
Travel 1,000 years back in time and learn about Norway’s Viking history at the Viking Farm at Avaldsnes. The farm itself is situated on an island below the venerable St Olav’s church, and the area has been reconstructed based on archaeological findings made on the site.
For 3,000 years, princes and kings stayed at Avaldsnes, where they kept an eye on the ships that had to pass through the narrow Karmsundet sound and the fairway called 'Nordvegen', which gave Norway its name. King Harald Fairhair and his successors had their royal seat here for almost 500 years.
The Vikings have left traces of towering burial mounds, standing stones and rich historical finds. The Nordvegen History Centre, the Viking Farm on Bukkøy and the medieval St Olav’s church are gems that you definitely should experience!