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...