Sigdal, a fairytale valley in Norway

One hour outside Oslo, in the heart of Buskerud county there is a valley, Sigdal, which was central to the golden age of Norwegian painting. it’s nicknamed ‘Kunstnerdalen’ (The Valley of Artists) because famous painters like Edvard Munch, Chr. Krogh and Tidemand & Gude found inspiration and produced many a masterpiece here.

What was it that triggered this creativity?

The answer lies in the open, enchanted landscape.

The area is today sought after for a cultural holiday, from Blaafarveværket in Modum via Theodor Kittelsen’s home Lauvlia in Prestfoss and Villa Fridheim in Krødsherad, to Christian Skredsvig home, Hagan in Eggedal.

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