What I know about Norway is about the same as most people outside the country, who have not traveled there. Here is an opportunity to learn more about the land, from whence my ancestors emigrated. And, the more I learn, the more I can be prepared for traveling there, to physically see the land of my forebears...
I would say that, most likely, all of my great grandparents came through Bergen.
For most of my life I have wanted to visit the land of my forefathers & foremothers...
I live in a state where the major league football team is called "the Vikings." Their logo is the helmet of a "Viking" with it's horns. And NO, there has been no evidence of any horns on a genuine "Viking" helmet.
John Brown - Visit Norway
John Brown is an American, twice nominated Grammy composer, musician that was invited to Norway to compose some new music. This video clip shows the places in Norway he visited and the music that was sampled and written as a result from that trip.
The Traditional Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle is named after the Hardanger area in Norway. There is also a Hardangerfjord, which is a waterway coming in from the ocean.
As well as a Hardanger National Park.
Norwegian Hardanger Fiddle
The Norwegian Hardanger fiddle is a traditional styled violin design from the very beginning to be much more ornate than the more common violin. It is made with much more ornate art work on the surface of the fiddle. As well as the sound coming from 8 or 9 strings, where 4 of them are set underneath the fretboard to vibrate seperately from the commonly played strings on top.
The traditional Norwegian Hallingdans is not the only traditional Norwegian dance. But, it is one of the most unique. It is also known as the "Kicking" or "Kicking the Hat" dance.
Norwegian Hallingdans with Hardanger Fiddle music.
Norwegian Hallingdans which is a traditional folk dance in Norway. It's also called the "kicking" dance, or kicking the hat dance. As you can see.
This is a video about the geography (and much more) of Norway.
It's geared towards kids & teenagers. But, adults will certainly get a great deal out of this presentation. You may just need to watch it several times to catch all the detail. Enjoy.
This is a great video taken by someone who has been to Norway several times after this one, and has personal connections there, named Gunner. He is an avid videographer, and shoots his videos in first person. Which is what makes his videos so good.
This video is an hour and 35 minutes long.
From the video description:
The series of Western Norway 4K films in one. A one hour special starting Flåm, to Bergen, Balestrand, Volda, and finally Ålesund.
Without doubt my best Norway film so far! Enjoy.
This is another great video taken by someone who has been to Norway before, and has personal connections there, named Gunner. He is an avid videographer, and shoots his videos in first person. Which is what makes his videos so good.
This video is an hour and 9 minutes long.
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