Hardanger Folk Museum

Bergen & the Southwestern Fjords

This excellent open-air museum is a repository for the cultural heritage of the Hardanger region. Wander through its collection of historic homes, boats, shops, outhouses and a school, and explore exhibitions that document the exquisite local folk costume and embroidery, wedding rituals, the famed Hardanger fiddle and fiddle-making, fishing and orchard keeping. There's also a cafe with home-baked cakes.

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