Lærdalsören as seen from one of the many highways in the area. This area was quite popular for driving tours during the 19th Century. Lærdalsören, or the entrance to LÃ¦rdal, was in at least one published account, a place where tourists needed to take care for there where many “good-for-nothing fellows” waiting to commit all sorts of extortion. As there where also a number of shops selling “spirits”, the area was also known to be plagued with drunkards. The author then went on to talk about the lovely farms and people who lived in the area, contradicting his earlier statements.
Thankfully, today this area is known for better reasons. Anglers will find the area waters a great place to fish for salmon and sea trout as well as the longest road tunnel in the world and the Borgund stave church.
This serene landscape image which is copyright free and in the public domain offers many great possibilities for crafters. Peeps at Many Lands: Norway that was illustrated by A. Heaton Cooper (1864-1929) and published in 1911.
This image is copyright free and in the public domain anywhere that extends copyrights 70 years after death or at least 120 years after publication when the original illustrator is unknown.