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This area is very mountainous, surrounded by peaks up to 1964 meters high, which caused the architecture in this valley to be different than that of other villages. Eikesdal village is located at the south end of the Eikesdalsvatnet lake at the mouth of the Aura river.

 Nesset rectory  
Nesset rectory, Nesset Prestegard Nesset rectory was home of one of Norway´s greatest writers and community building jumpers, the author Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. He came to Nesset from Kvikne 5 years old. He took much inspiration from Nesset when he wrote "Synnøve Solbakken" which was released in 1857.

Here he was on engagementour with his coming wife Karoline Reimers in 1858. Bjørnson received the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1903. The museum at the rectory (Nesset Prestegard) is open during the summer season.
 Mimi Bang