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The Crown Princess in Vågå: – This is one of the finest of Norway

Heidal. Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit meet the moose "Krompen.Photo": Stian Lysberg Solum / NTB scanpix

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Crown Princess Mette Marit was in charge of the opening when Vågå got a new gallery at the old vicarage Ullinsvin. Later they greeted the moose Krompen.

The gallery exhibits pictures of Morten Krogvold, who for 30 years has held a photography course in the village.

“Here in Vågå I really know what ‘that dream’ can be, to be able to create and live and communicate art and culture in such a way that it affects us and has an impact on our relationships,” Mette-Marit said in her speech during exhibition opening.

Then she read the entire poem Olav H. Hauge’s poem “It is the dream”, which a few years ago was voted Norway’s most beautiful.

In the courtyard of the parsonage, the Crown Prince couple was served food from Arne Brimi and his apprentices. Later, the two traveled to Glittersjå mountain farm in Sel municipality, where they were greeted by the moose Krompen.

Thursday was the last day of the Crown Prince couple’s county trip in Oppland. From 1 January, the county will merge with Hedmark and will become Inland.

© NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today

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