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  1. The Losna knights - important men in our national history

    During the 1300s and the 1400s, Losna was the seat and the base of one of the wealthiest and most powerful families in the country. A good nose for finances and politics, as well as total loyalty, brought them to the top in the royal hierarchy.
  2. The Hess family business at Buskøy

    The old patrician seat of Buskøy, with a trade and inn-keeping license from 1705, has been the home of several enterprising and successful people. For a whole generation, one of the most important fishing companies in the country had its base here.
  3. Cover against the seal, hiding places at the water's edge

    In a number of places along the coast, seal hunting from land has taken place. A sheltered bay with skerries and rocks near the shore was a good platform for the seal hunter. But the seal is wary, and a cover or a place which the hunter could hide behind, was required.
  4. The Tingastad saw mill

    Like a green oasis the farm of Tingastad lies in between steep and polished rocks and hostile screes on the shore under the mountain of Storehogen and the hill of Haukåsen, and with a view towards Frønningen and the Aurlandsfjord. This is an isolated place, and nobody lives any longer at the farm. A few hundred metres east of the farm houses we find a small water-powered saw mill which today is the property of De Heibergske Samlinger - Sogn Folkemusem.
  5. Memorial stones commemorating Bolette Pavels Larsen

    The Bergen author Bolette Christine Pavels Larsen died on 8 December, 1904. Mrs Pavels Larsen was born in Sogndal, lived in Bergen, and over a long period came every summer on visits to Fjærland. In the course of two years, two memorial stones were raised; one in 1905 on her grave in Bergen, the other in Fjærland two years later.
  6. The private graveyard of Fredensborg

    Fredensborg is situated in a beautiful park close to a small lake, about half-an-hour¿s walk from the Lillingston residence. This used to be the private graveyard of the Landmark family.
  7. The Olaf cross at Svanøy

    Svanøy was in former times a central place in the outer Sunnfjord region with a bailiff's residence and a church of its own. On the old churchyard on the island stands a stone cross with a runic inscription. The cross bears resemblance to the cross at Korssund further to the south. According to legend, the cross is said to have been moved from Brandsøy.
  8. The Erikstad farm on the island of Svanøy

    Erikstad - locally pronounced <i>er'sta</i> - is located in the western part of Svanøy. The farmyard is situated a short distance up from the bay of Erstadvågen on the north side of the island. The farm has many old buildings and a number of enormous farmyard trees. Sheep graze in the fenced-in pastures, and horses can be seen on the premises.
  9. Traces of mining on the island of Svanøy

    From the quay at Svanøybukt there is a gravel road going east to Nordneset. At the last house, the road continues as a tractor road or path. A rusty iron rod stands by the road with a warning sign on it: DANGEROUS MINE ENTRANCES. The terrain has grown over with pine trees. In this area we find hidden traces of mining activities of former times.
  10. The Anglian stone cross at Eivindvik

    Two ancient stone crosses at Eivindvik have probably experienced the "Gulating" (a judicial and legislative assembly) and the introduction of Christianity. One of these has elegant, arched arms and stands in the field called Krossteigen on the slope up from the municipal house.


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