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Steilneset Memorial

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“witch trials”(3 reviews)
“eternal flame”(3 reviews)
“men and women”(2 reviews)
Steilneset Memorial or 'The Witches' Monument" commemorates the victims of the witches' trials in Finnmark during the 17th century. It consist of the House of Flames, with an artwork of French-American artist Louise Bourgeois, and the Memorial Hall...more
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Steilneset, Vardo 9950, Norway
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great monument for the ' witches ' that were burnt here in the past . A very nice monument which is thought provoking with a dark passage with names etc of those who perished.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank AP194R
Reviewed March 2, 2019 via mobile

Really impressive. A „must see“ and unique experience to walk through the dark corridor. The cube with the eternal flame is also very impressive. Unfortunately no translations into other languages available.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Werner1960
Reviewed September 30, 2018 via mobile

A really interesting part of the Norwegian history on the witch trials and what happened to so many people, nice place to walk to and read about the individuals

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank James M
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

An original memorial to the women burned in the fire following accusations for witchcraft. A good location by the sea. The installation itself is quite atmospheric consisting of a long dark hallway with enlightened individual memorials.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Reisetigern
Reviewed June 21, 2018

A beutiful place to place a monument like this. words cannot explain , best seen in late in the day. ..

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed May 17, 2018

I have never seen a memorial like this before. The history behind it is terrible and gives us a insight of en era, that fortunately is over..

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ragnarotterstad
Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

You have to visit it at night because only at night you can feel the sorrow of the place more better.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Vitaliy S
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Located on the shore of the Barent's sea, also known as the devil's dance floor because of its wild and unpredictable nature, stands a dedication to 91 souls burned in the 17th century under suspicion of sorcery ... some were subject to the 'water ordeal'...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed November 12, 2017 via mobile

If you walk quickly, it’s possible to visit this during the Hurtigruten stop. I strongly suggest you do, but do plan your route back to ship as you’ll be cutting it fine. We visited in the dark, which makes the memorial even more atmospheric, but...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank stephenbM1372HP
Reviewed September 27, 2017 via mobile

Memorial for those 91 people who were being executed for practicing witchcraft in 1621...It's really sad when you were walking along the corridor inside the fabric cocoon as there's descriptions about the life of the dead being framed on both side of the wall. Also...More

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fungxray
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