At Søndre Hella is a restored burial ground with over 20 graves from the Late Iron Ages, ca. 500-1000 AD.

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Founded: 500-1000 AD
Category: Cemeteries, mausoleums and burial places in Norway

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JenkemJohannes69 (8 months ago)
Hella party med hjemmebrent og sinnsykt mye kjøtt
Magnus98 (8 months ago)
Ett av de chilleste badespottene på Nøtterøy
TheBekken (11 months ago)
Flott beliggenhet med skog, nær vannet, strand med en liten brygge man kan hoppe fra. Fjell man kan ligge på. Mange stier og tur muligheter i skogen ved siden av. Fint sted å ta med barn, grille, ha piknik og bade.
Terje Evensen (12 months ago)
Interessant sted ang historie. Fin badestrand nedenfor.
Милан Крстић (2 years ago)
Very nice place for Sunday's walking.
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