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Home of A. O. Vinje - Vinjestoga

Type:Historical monument

Vinjevegen 1441, 3890, Vinje

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Vinjestoga is the childhood home of the poet, journalist and linguist Aasmund Olavsson Vinje (1818-1870). Here you can listen to stories about everyday life in Vinje’s home, about how he became one of Norway’s foremost poets, and about the journalist Vinje.

Aasmund Olavsson Vinje was the poor smallholder’s son who became one of our most famous poets and writers. A lot of his poems are Norwegian classics, “Blåmann”, “Du gamle mor”, “Den dag kjem aldri”, “Storegut”, “Ved Rudarne”, “Tyteberet” og “Ferdaminne”.

Together with Ivar Aasen and Arne Garborg, Vinje contributed to develop “nynorsk” to become an approved written language.
In retrospect he is regarded the first modern Norwegian journalist, and in 1858-1870 he published his own free and independent magazine “Dølen” (the Villager).

Vinjestoga still has a lot of the original interior from Aasmund and his family’s time, and even original copies of his magazine “Dølen”.

Vinjestoga is open in the summer season.

For off-season group guiding, contact West Telemark Museum.


Museums, Galleries and crafts

  • guided tour by appointment
  • guided tour during opening hours



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    Recent Reviews:

    • Ane M
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      Et aldri så lite stopp i tiden.
      4 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 3rd August 2014
      Var på kjøretur, stoppet innom her. Ikke alt for mye å se, men koselig alikevel. Fint laftet bygg, med litt kulturlæring. Fint å kunne lære litt om vår historie. Read full review
    • Go00852768262
      Trip Type:
      Besøk i Vinje stova
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 2nd August 2020
      Vi var fire stk som fikk et veldig interessant foredrag om Åsmund Olafsson Vinje av en dyktig guide. Dette var mye mer enn vi hadde forventet, og kan anbefales 😊 Read full review

    Guide Prices

    Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
    Groups min. 10 pers.NOK60.00 per person
    Adults (from 16 years)NOK100.00 per person
    Children 6-15 yearsFree
    Family ticket (2+2)NOK70.00 per person
    Senior/StudentNOK100.00 per person

    Prices are subject to change.

    Map & Directions


    Tel: 46 70 60 73

    Opening Times

    Season (15 June 2024 - 15 Aug 2024)
    Monday - Friday11:00 - 15:00
    Saturday - Sunday11:00 - 17:00

    * General Opening Text

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