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For the term "Birkebeiner".

The Birkebeiner

Mary Jo Thorsheim of Norway Art features Knud Larsen Bergslien’s painting of the Birkebeiner skiers, who rescued King Haakon IV in the 13th century.

Best ever Birkebeinerrittet?

Cyclists race through rugged terrain in the world’s biggest mountain bike race to celebrate Norwegian history Molly Jones Norwegian American Weekly Traveling the 92 kilometers through forest and mountain terrain from Rena to Lillehammer,...

Birkebeinerrittet 2009: a muddy experience

More than 15 thousand bikers competed in the 17th annual “Birkebeinerrittet”, that kicked off this past weekend. The 59 mile race, from Rena to Lillehammer, was extremely challenging this year due to stormy weather and heavy rain,...