Attractions in Røldal

Museums and churches

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Røldal Bygdemuseum / Røldal Village Museum

Røldal Village Museum is located at Ytre Hauge Farm, called "Eldhushaugen". The museum area has originally 3 buildings, farmhouse, barn and smokehouse. They were donated as museum in 1984, by Tore N. Hauge. The houses and all their contents can be seen today as they were when Tore lived here.

Røldal Stave church

 

Røldal Stave Church with its 130 seats was built around the year 1275. On altar there is a painting showing Jesus being buried and the resurrection.
There is said to have been a flux of pilgrims to the crucifix in Røldal when drops of sweat were discovered on the forehead of it on the midsummer night. These drops apparently had a healing effect. Through the centuries, people have also been donating gifts to the church to avoid attacks by predators.
Røldal Stave Church with its 130 seats was built around the year 1275. On altar there is a painting showing Jesus being buried and the resurrection.   There is said to have been a flux of pilgrims to the crucifix in Røldal when drops of sweat were discovered on the forehead of it on the midsummer night. These drops apparently had a healing effect. Through the centuries, people have also been donating gifts to the church to avoid attacks by predators.

 

Nature

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Hardangervidda

 

In 1981 a big area of this mountain plateau became protected as National Park. The landscape is very varied. In the central and eastern parts there are open, almost flat plateaus, while in the south and west the area is broken up by high mountain ridges, reaching some 1700 metres in height. In Hardangervidda contains the largest herds of wild reindeer in Europe and also other animals can be seen here, for example rare arctic fox. Area houses a glacier, Hardangerjøkulen, the sixth largest ice-cap in continental Norway. Hardangervidda offers many activity possibilities, like hiking, biking, hunting or skiing.

 

Dyrskar

The highest point on the road between Eastern and Western Norway - Haukelifjell near Røldal. The present road follows mainly the old route. Restored workmen's hut. The old road is open during summer for small cars. It is ideal for biking.

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Others

Røldal Ski Centre

 

Røldal Ski Centre has open during the whole winter and offers quality and variation:

* 4 draglifts between 800-1300 metres above sea level,Røldal Ski Center located over timberline

* 10 km of slopes with differing degrees of difficulty

* capacity of 3200 people per hour

* ski rental/service/repair shop

* night skiing with lights - one night of the week

* ski lodge and food stand

* large parking lot read more

 

Graves and iron age exhibition

At Seim, one of the oldest farms in Røldal, you will find a grave field from the iron age. In the old barn it is an exhibition with a photomontage and models of the grave findings. Open daily during summer, free entrance.

 

Røldal Geitostysteri / Goat Cheese Dairy

Production and sale of goat cheese. Cafeteria. From July during the summer open daily from 11:00 to 19:00, in September open daily from 11:00 to 15:00.