Ramsta, Nærøy

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Ramstad

Ramsta
Village
Ramstad is located in Trøndelag
Ramstad
Ramstad
Location of the village
Ramstad is located in Norway
Ramstad
Ramstad
Ramstad (Norway)
Coordinates: 64°44′43″N 11°13′56″E / 64.7452°N 11.2323°E / 64.7452; 11.2323Coordinates: 64°44′43″N 11°13′56″E / 64.7452°N 11.2323°E / 64.7452; 11.2323
CountryNorway
RegionCentral Norway
CountyTrøndelag
DistrictNamdalen
MunicipalityNærøy
Elevation15 m (49 ft)
Time zoneUTC+01:00 (CET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+02:00 (CEST)
Post Code
7950 Abelvær

Ramsta or Ramstad (Old Norse: Hrafnista) is a small farming village in Nærøy municipality in Trøndelag county, Norway. The village is located about half-way between the villages of Abelvær and Steine on an island near the mouth of the Foldafjord.

It was the home of a family from which came several heroes in a group of legendary sagas called the Hrafnistumannasögur. The islands of Nærøy were an old central meeting place, not only for the people of Namdalen, but also for people from neighbouring districts.[2]

See also[edit]

  • Sölve, another legendary Norse hero from Nærøy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ramstad, Nærøy (Trøndelag)". yr.no. Retrieved 2018-05-02.
  2. ^ Duun, Olav (1938). "Chapter 1". Menneske og maktene.