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22.5 meter tall bronze statue in this tiny town, past a farming community with many raspberry bushes growing and sheep frolicking on the hill. A hike up the steep hill.
Free entry and free parking. Apparently given to the community by Kaiser Willhelm II in...More
The German emperor Wilhelm II was a frequent visitor to the Norwegian fjords and mountains, and in 1913 he built this 22 meter tall staue of a Viking based on the legend of "Fridtjof den frökne" first found in writings from Iceland dated around 1300....More
The Frithjof statue is a copy of a "Roman legionnaire" and hasn't any thing in common with the Vikings that the legend of the Icelandic hero Frithjof den Frokne is based on.
The matter of fact is that the story has less evidence in the...More
This 22,5 meter tall bronze statue guarding the fjord is a must see.
Free entry, free parking. You can drive directly to the entrance, or park by the ferry, and walk through the old farming community up to the park, approximately 1 km. Bring some...More
A small, idyllic parc with the statue of Fridtjov. The statue was given as a gift to the community by the German Kaiser Wilhelm II in 1913.
The view from here over Sognefjorden is just amazing. I can heartily recommend a stop here!