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VIDEO – Norway – Helleren in Jøssingfjord

VIDEO – Norway – Helleren in Jøssingfjord

Helleren is a large cliff overhanging two houses at the end of the Jøssingfjord, on the southwestern coast of Norway. They were built in the early 19th century and abandoned in the 1920s shortly after the first road was opened. The houses are preserved as they once were, as houses for poor families subsiding on a combination of farming, sheep herding and fishing.

This video also has a view of the Jøssingfjord made famous after the Altmark Affair in February 1940 when a British destroyer hunted down a German tanker liberating allied POWs. The Norwegian neutrality was broken by both nations and led right up to the German invasion two months later.

Music: “Bonde” by local artist Tønes.

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