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Editor’s tip for a trip: Garborgheimen. Would you like to learn more about Arne Garborg, Jæren’s most famous writer? A hundred years ago, Garborg was one of Norway's most well-known writers. Amongst his works that are read the most are the cycle of poems called "Haugtussa" – used in a song-cycle composed by Edward Grieg. Garborg grew up in Garborgheimen, and much later, he commissioned the building named Knudaheio, where he spent the summers writing. HOW TO GET THERE

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Editor’s tip for a trip: Garborgheimen

Published on Sunday, 9th August, 2009 at 21:41 under the entertainment category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Would you like to learn more about Arne Garborg, Jæren’s most famous writer?

Portrait of Arne Garborg
Portrait of Arne Garborg
Photo: Olav Rusti/National Gallery/Wikimedia C.


A hundred years ago, Garborg was one of Norway's most well-known writers. Amongst his works that are read the most are the cycle of poems called "Haugtussa" – used in a song-cycle composed by Edward Grieg. Garborg grew up in Garborgheimen, and much later, he commissioned the building named Knudaheio, where he spent the summers writing.

HOW TO GET THERE

Why not take the scenic route?

1.   Follow the E39 towards Kristiansand.

2.   After you’ve passed Ålgård, look for a sign to the right saying “Sikveland”.

3.   Turn here.

4.   If you feel that you are in the middle of nowhere, you’re right.

5.   Watch out for sheep!

6.   After quite a while, when you feel that maybe you should have turned back, you will see a sign to the right saying Knudaheio.

7.   Park, and remember to close the gates behind you for the (other) sheep.

8.   For Garborgheimen, ask the guide in Knudaheio.



Published on Sunday, 9th August, 2009 at 21:41 under the entertainment category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: arne, garborg, knudaheio, garborgheimen, trip, jaeren.





  
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