Ramberg, Flakstad

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Ramberg
Village
View of the beach in Ramberg
View of the beach in Ramberg
Ramberg is located in Nordland
Ramberg
Ramberg
Location in Nordland
Coordinates: 68°05′23″N 13°13′47″E / 68.08972°N 13.22972°E / 68.08972; 13.22972Coordinates: 68°05′23″N 13°13′47″E / 68.08972°N 13.22972°E / 68.08972; 13.22972
Country Norway
Region Northern Norway
County Nordland
District Lofoten
Municipality Flakstad
Elevation[1] 5 m (16 ft)
Time zone CET (UTC+01:00)
 • Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+02:00)
Post Code 8380 Ramberg

Ramberg is a village on the island of Flakstadøya in the Lofoten archipelago in Nordland county, Norway. The village is also the administrative centre of Flakstad municipality. It has approximately 350 inhabitants. The European route E10 highway passes through Ramberg

Ramberg has a library, a small shopping centre with a supermarket including postal services, an unmanned petrol station, a restaurant and pub, and a bank. The youth club regularly shows films in the community hall which is also used for functions. Ramberg school, located by the beach, caters for students from 1st to 10th grade and has both a swimming pool and a high standard synthetic grass soccer field. Ramberg is also famous for its white sand beach.[2] Norway's Crown Prince, Prince Haakon kited at Ramberg beach during the Easter holidays in 2012.[3]

Flakstad Church is located about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) northeast of Ramberg. It is the second church building to exist on this site since 1430. The timber used for the church comes from Russia—the people of Flakstad exchanged fish for timber during the Pomor trade. This is why the steeple has a Russian Orthodox look.

Troll[edit]

Rambergmannen or Per Grå is a natural rock formation that is said to be a troll. It can be seen when driving in the direction of Vestvågøy. The tale tells that the reason that he looks so sad is that he never got married. He was old and rich, but lonely, and one day he came to Ramberg. There he met a beautiful girl and fell in love with her. He proposed to her, but she did not accept, and the poor troll got so sad that he sat down by the mountain and stayed there until the sun came up and turned him into stone. He still stands here today and looks at all the pretty girls at Ramberg. It is said that the rocks which are falling down are his tears.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramberg" (in Norwegian). yr.no. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ Jensen, Christine (9 July 2005). "Norges fineste strand!" (in Norwegian). VG. 
  3. ^ "Kitet på Ramberg" (in Norwegian). Lofot Tidende. 13 April 2012.