Utstein Monastery is the only medieval remains of its kind in Norway, located on Klosterøy (or Abbey island) close to Stavanger. Built in 1260 on the site of an earlier "Royal Farm". It was home to Augustine monks until the Reformation, when it fell into disrepair. Owned by the state since 1700, it was a home and farmhouse until restoration began. Today it is popular for concerts, weddings, meetings and as a museum. it has history in abundance.
HDR from 5 exposures.