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Setesdal

(sā`təsdäl), narrow valley, S Norway, in Aust-Agder co. It is drained by the Otra River (150 mi/241 km long) and contains several lakes. Communication with the rest of the country has, until recently, been difficult; as a result the Setesdalers have retained their ancient dress, speech, customs, and handicrafts. Agriculture, stock raising, and fishing are the chief occupations.
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They include the work of photographers Andrew Larson Dahl, Mina Westbye, Haakon Bjornaas, Ole Mattiason Aarseth, Sylvester Wange, Gilbert Ellestad, and Peter Julius Rosendahl, and photos preserved in the Norwegian communities of Valle in Setesdal and areas of Jaeren, as well as communities in the US.
In this paper, we explore how wildlife (reindeer) value orientations are associated with preferences and attitudes regarding both management goals and the roles that wild reindeer play in the rural communities in the Rondane and Setesdal mountain regions of southern Norway.
Well-known Norwegian tourist destinations such as Roros, Laerdal, Vega, Geilo, Trysil, Setesdal, Inderoy and Svalbard are on the list.
Moving on, we headed inland to the Setesdal Mineral Park - a must-see where visitors can walk deep into a series of caves to see hundreds of glistening mineral formations.
You should also visit the Setesdal Valley, which is a geologist's nightmare as its unique formation defies all logic.
Interior regions sampled in southern Norway inlcuded: C1, Trollheimen (July 16 1998); C2, Tydalen (8 July 1998); C3, Valdresflyi (16 July 1998); C4, Hardangervidda (5 July 1998); C5, mountain regions Veggli-Nore (6 July and 27 August 1998); and C6, Edland, Setesdal (4 July 1998).
"The meeting between staves and cog-jointed logs, between east and west, can best be experienced in the old lofts of the Middle Ages," says Seip, who finds that this meeting ground is "found literally in the middle of Norway, in Telemark and Setesdal."
Then we went to see the place where my grandmother was born, a remote farmstead called Vikstol, near Evje in the southern part of Setesdal.
Holocene forest development along the Setesdal valley, southern Norway, reconstructed from macrofossil and pollen evidence.