On the west coast of Norway, in picturesque Karmøy, lies one of the country’s most important areas of cultural history. A centre of power through more than three thousand years, Avaldsnes is officially recognised as Norway’s oldest Royal seat – bearing a rich history that is now conveyed to the public through the Nordvegen History Centre. The strategic location of Avaldsnes, situated just by the narrow Karmsundet strait, made it a clear preference with a long line of kings and rulers. From this site, the mighty rulers could control maritime traffic and trade with mainland Europe without difficulty.