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Giant statue with wonderful views.

22.5 meter tall bronze statue in this tiny town, past a farming community with many raspberry... read more

Reviewed 25 September 2017
Jzjsolo
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Giant statue

I took a nice hike up a steep hill, stopped to commune with the sheep and visited the huge statue... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Carol C
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Templeton, California
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Reviewed 25 September 2017

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

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Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

I took a nice hike up a steep hill, stopped to commune with the sheep and visited the huge statue with wonderful views.

Thank Carol C
Reviewed 2 September 2016

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

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

If you're staying in Vangsnes you must visit this statue and read about it. It's quite interesting. But it is in the middle of nowhere, and I don't think it's worth going there.

Thank charles P
Reviewed 10 August 2016

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

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Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 19 August 2015

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!

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