Old baking traditions at Lærdalsøyri

The old bakery Gamlebakeriet at Lærdalsøyri is located in the heart of Gamleøyri, an old village of nearly 170 preserved wooden buildings from the 18th and 19th centuries. The unique shoreside settlement is an old marketplace for trade between rural Eastern Norway and the coast of Western Norway. The boathouses and warehouses at Lærdalsøyri bear witness to its close links to the sea and flourishing trade.
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Lærdal, Sogn og Fjordane (Vestland)

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Bakery for 70 years. The bakery was built around 1880 and remained in operation until 1950. It was one of several bakeries in the village, which had a population of more than 1,000 people in 1850. The baking was done in this building, while the goods were sold in a separate shop located in a small building facing Øyragata street. Lærdalsøyri was a bustling village where many different craftsmen were based. The old bakery tells a part of the story of this thriving community innermost in the Lærdalsfjord. Lærdal and the amazing fjord landscape of the Sogn area attract many tourists.

Things to do in the area. Lærdalsøyri village is the seat of the municipal administration of Lærdal. The village is located innermost in the Sognefjord and boasts a rich cultural landscape and a host of nature-based and cultural experiences. Lærdal has achieved Sustainable Destination status, a sign of quality for destinations that work systematically to reduce tourism's negative impact on the surrounding environment. There is an abundance of things to experience in this popular tourist area where you find Borgund stave church, historical walking routes, National Tourist Route Aurlandsfjellet and nature-based activities in the mountains and on the fjord. Visit Norway

Sources: En reise gjennom norsk byggekunst, ed. Terje Forseth. National Trust of Norway, 1994.