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HGT 05: Laugen

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Hidden : 01/25/2019
Difficulty:
1 out of 5
Terrain:
2 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Snorres saga (Heimskringla) forteller at Olav Tryggvason i 999 seilte nordover til Hålogaland på kristningsferd. «Så seilte kongen helt nord til Omd (som er i Hinnøy-Andøy området), og der gikk alle folk over til kristendommen.» I den lokale tradisjonen heter det at dåpen skjedde her i Laugen på Trondenes. Det er ikke historisk belegg for akkurat det, men åpenbart ble folkene døpt, og Trondenes var et hellig sted fra gammelt av, så dåpen kunne gjerne skjedd her. Det var for øvrig gode grunner til at folk lot seg omvende. Snorre forteller om to som nektet å la seg kristne, Øyvind Kinnriva og Raud den Ramme fra Salten, begge ble pint i hjel på grusomste vis av Olav Tryggvason.

Snorres sagas (Heimskringla) says that in 999 AD Olaf Tryggvason sailed north to Hålogaland to convert people to Christianity. "Then the king sailed north to Omd (which is in the Hinnøy-Andøy area), and there everyone converted to Christianity." In the local tradition it is said that baptism occurred here in Laugen on Trondenes. There is no historical cover for it, but obviously the people were baptized, and Trondenes was a sacred place from old times, so the baptisms might have happened here. There were also good reasons why people were converted. Snorre tells the tale of two who refused to convert to Christianity, Øyvind Kinnriva and Raud den Ramme from Salten, both were tormented to death in the cruelest ways by Olaf Tryggvason.

Kilde/Source: Sør- Troms Museum


Velkommen til HåloGeoTour (GT91)!
Dette er en serie med 40 geocacher plassert i Harstad og omegn. Nyttig informasjon om HålGeoTour kan du finne i HGT 01, som er første cache i denne GeoTour-en. En oversikt over cachene som serien består av kan du finne her: GT91. Her kan du laste ned passet du trenger for å fullføre GeoTour-en (om du ikke allerede har det), du kan se noen bilder, og du finner linker til våre sosiale mediekanaler. Del gjerne din opplevelse med oss i sosiale medier med #halogeotour


Welcome to HåloGeoTour (GT91)!
This is a series of 40 geocaches placed in and around Harstad. Useful information about the HåloGeoTour can be found in HGT 01, which is the first geocache in this GeoTour. An overview of the geocaches this GeoTour consists of can be found here: GT91. At this page you can download the passport you need to complete this GeoTour, you can see some pictures, and find links to our social media channels. We would love to see your experience shared in social media with #halogeotour!

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

[Nor] Xbqr gvy uratryåf: 793
[Eng] Pbqr gb gur cnqybpx: 793

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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