Day 8 – Norse food traditions and other cultural & social matters at Bolkesjø


Forbud: Avant-courier; rides ahead to secure horses at each post house


Flatbrød or “flat-bread” is a traditional Norwegian unleavened bread which is currently usually eaten with fish, salted meats and soups.

Read more and find a simple recipe and instructions …

Dravel, is likely dravle – a boiled milk based cheesey food with added egg, sugar, cream and cinnamon

Multer/multebær (cloudberries) are a cherished dessert in Norway still today. Personally I prefer the berries with a dash of double cream and a sprinkle of sugar.



Bolkesjø is a lake, village and resort in Notodden municipality in Vestfold og Telemark, Norway. It is located in Gransherad by Norwegian National Road 37. More…

Gausta or Gaustatoppen is the highest mountain in the county Vestfold og Telemark in Norway


It’s quite a bit of distance from Bolkesjø to the Gausta mountain, but on a clear day one would be able to see it from Bolkesjø. Sadly Anne and Ann got to se fog-all.


  • Earl of Hillsborough and Lord Cantelup[e]
  • Sir Hume Campbell and Captain Rose (to come)
  • Baron von Nicolai (to come)
  • le cham. Dal Borgo di Primo Le cons. de  Légation Krag (to come)
  • The family at Bolkesjø (to come)