Avaldsnes in Norway is the Follow The Vikings Partner Location of the day.
The event visited the site earlier this month and performed inside a wonderful Viking Hall, to a great audience.
For 3000 years princes and kings ruled at Avaldsnes and controlled the ships that were forced to sail through the narrow strait Karmsund along “Nordvegen” – “the way to the north”, the shipping route that gave Norway its name.
Nordvegen History Centre tells the story about how Avaldsnes became The First Royal Throne of Norway. Harald Fairhair, the king who unified Norway into one kingdom, will present you for princes and kings who ruled the “North way” from Avaldsnes.
Some of these rulers we know from the sagas of the Norwegian kings, the heroic sagas and old skaldic poems. Others have become known to us through archaeological digs.
You will also get a glimpse into the magic world that people once believed to be true. You will meet sorcerers, shield maidens and Norse gods.
If ever you find yourself in this part of the world, do go along and visit.. it is a very special place