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A group of male Vikings walking into the Viking Valley carrying instruments and other accessories. Tall mountains in the background.
A hand holding a cheese slicer cutting a slice of a cube-shaped brown cheese held in the other hand.
Goats in front of a gate at a mountain farm. Three people leaning on the gate.
A shoemaker working on a machine behind a shelf of unfinished Aurland shoes.
People helping themselves to a buffet featuring a wide range of food at Fretheim Hotel
Three old red timber buildings by a field and mountains covered in snow.
An old rail-cycle draisine and other railway equipment exhibited at Flam Railway Museum
A white goat looking at the camera whilst chewing. Grey and white goats in the background.

Food & Culture

Discover Norway's rich history and culture – from the Viking era until today. The culture has been shaped by the rough landscape featuring tall mountains, rugged valleys, the fjords, and the long coast line. Get a taste of the wild landscape and learn about traditional cooking methods. The Viking Valley in Gudvangen takes you 1000 years back in time and shows you how the Vikings really lived, while at the Aurland Shoe Économusée, the shoemakers show you their craft.

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