The Heddal stave church – stavkirke – is Norway’s largest remaining building of its kind. It is a woodwork masterpiece, with a history that stretches back more than 800 years.
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The traditional Norwegians are drawn to their cabins, whether it be in the mountains, in the forest, or by the sea. One might say that they are a people obsessed.
Skibladner is one of the world’s oldest paddle steamers still in regular service. She was launched in 1856, and sails on Norway’s largest lake, Mjøsa.
With the birth of the new Norwegian national state in 1814, came big ideas. And one of them was to establish better transportation systems.
The oldest wooden buildings in Norway are almost 1000 years old – like Urnes stave church in Luster. How come these buildings do not rot away and disappear?