Little Norway

by Kim May. 12, 2008 3901 views

I had a great time in Little Norway–right next to Mineral Point, WI. Very historic area. This little place was fascinating–they call it the ‘valley of the elves’–a Norwegian family purchased the farm many moons ago and now it is a tourist attraction. Here is the link if you want to look around:null [null]Little Norway Web Site [littlenorway.com]

Nestled in a beautiful valley hidden in the foothills of Blue Mounds, WI Little Norway has another more romantic name, the name chosen by its founder, Isak Dahle, which suggests more vividly the sense of magic that pervades this lovely valley: Nissedahle, or valley of the Elves.
From littlenorway.com

Before any of the buildings were built the family lived here. Can you imagine the Missus? She comes over on a long journey, is exhausted and the husband says, “Here honey, look what a great home I found for us to live in!”

A flock of flox.

Carved depiction of a king and queen in Norway. Each village had their own. She's not overly pretty is she?

Here is the food storehouse. The prettier and more carved it was the greater the social standing of the owner. It is raised up to keep the mice out.

The local goats like to walk the roof and munch the grass.

The buildings are authentic Norse architecture, simple and durable. One has a growing sod roof; another, the spring house, is peaked by three cupolas and most of them are trimmed with warm, fresh blue that is typically Norwegian.
From the littlenorway.com website

The red tulips were absolutely gorgeous.

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Jack 12 years, 9 months ago

Very nice place! #7 is incredible.

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Meghan 12 years, 11 months ago

These are all beautiful!!

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Cathrine Stewart 12 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful darling, very beautiful!

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Storytaylor 12 years, 11 months ago

so beautiful

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Nes 12 years, 11 months ago

great set, very interesting pictures!
I like #5, 6, 10, 14 the most ^^

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Harry Oldmeadow 12 years, 11 months ago

These are fascinating Kim. I have always been interested in Scandinavian migrations and in their assimilation into the USA. Thanks for these. I really enjoyed them.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 11 months ago

Charming series of photos Very interesting.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Neus 12 years, 11 months ago

Great set!

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Santanu 12 years, 11 months ago

last one is best

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Luucha 12 years, 11 months ago

nice set!!!

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Maria 12 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic post! This place is lovely. The details on the houses are so interesting, especially the storage house. Thanks so much for the tour! :)

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Liz Reasey 12 years, 11 months ago

Intriguing place, thanks for the tour! Great set!

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Julie 12 years, 11 months ago

Very beautiful post.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Tomie Poodle 12 years, 11 months ago

lovely place! very interesting post thanks for sharing!

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Walter 12 years, 11 months ago

Great set! :-)

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Robert Moffat 12 years, 11 months ago

Fascinating - looks just like they transplanted their home here. And presumably the language and customs too - a lovely set - Thanks.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Domã©Lia 12 years, 11 months ago

Très beau post !

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Eric J H Joyce 12 years, 11 months ago

Great post...

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Thomas Thompson 12 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful wonderful set love all the shots, from the flowers to the buildings. Usually Nors buildings have grass on the roof correct?

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Peregol 12 years, 11 months ago

Great post!!!

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Marco Stefano Vitiello 12 years, 11 months ago

great reportage !

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