Nordvegen History Centre - Experience Norway’s Birthplace

GPS coordinates
Latitude: 59.3551364
Longitude: 5.2912572
Transport description

Kolumbus bus 8 9 and 10 run from Haugesund to Avaldsnes. From here it is about 10 min walk to Nordvegen History Center. For schedules see:


Disabled persons

Adapted for disabled

General facilities

Food and beverage service (100)


All year round

Kong Augvaldsvei 103
4262 Avaldsnes

Phone52 81 24 00


For 3000 years chieftains and kings controlled the strait Karmsundet – Nordvegen – the shipping lane that gave Norway its name.

At Nordvegen History Centre you can learn about the sovereigns that controlled the coast of Norway from Avaldsnes. Some of them are known from kings’ sagas and old songs. Others are known from archaeology.

You will also get a glimpse of the magic world that people once believed to be real. You’ll meet sorcerers, female warriors and Norse gods.
At Nordvegen History Centre the history will be told using instruments of our own time – it is a grand, informative and very exciting place to visit!

Souvenir shop with local literature, large and small Viking products. You can also purchase a selection of locally produced goods such as mittens and socks, and creams and soaps made from heather. You can also buy Viking jewellery, including Snorre jewellery.  

By purchasing a ticket to Nordvegen History Centre you get 50% off a ticket for the Viking village just a short walk from Nordvegen.




Price from

- AdmissionAdults110.00
- AdmissionChildren50.00
- AdmissionSenior75.00
25/04/2016 - 25/09/2016Monday - Friday10:00-16:00
25/04/2016 - 25/09/2016Saturday11:00-16:00
25/04/2016 - 25/09/2016Sunday12:00-17:00
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