Avaldsnes

A scenic Norwegian town, Avaldsnes is known for its excellent Center of Norwegian History and Viking Farming.

Rich discoveries from prehistory have been made in the entire area. Reheia (also known as Blodheia) is located approximately 1 km west of the Church. King Harald I of Norway located his main farm at Avaldsnes in about 870. In 953, King Haakon the Good fought a fierce battle at the Bloodheights against the sons of his half-brother King Eirik Bloodaxe. The forces of King Haakon won the battle and he reigned as King of Norway until his death in 961. This site contains the only Norwegian example of Bronze Age burial mounds. A ship burial from the time of the Merovingian Dynasty (approximately 680-750 AD) found here is the oldest ship burial uncovered within the Nordic countries.
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