3 April 2016

Gravesite of Sonja Henie, Høvikodden, Bærum, Norway

The Norwegian figure skater and film star Sonja Henie (1912–1969) is together with her husband, shipowner and art collector, Niels Onstad (1909–1978), buried at a small hill top overlooking the Henie Onstad Art Museum at Høvikodden in Bærum outside Oslo. The couple donated its art collection and money to the keeping of a museum to a foundation established in 1961, while Bærum municipality provided the property where the museum is located. The museum was opened in 1968.

 From the gravesite the museum's main entrance can be viewed.

The gravestone «is hiding» behind the wilderness at the small hill in the background. There is no sign telling how to find the private gravesite.

All photos: © 2016 Dag Trygsland Hoelseth.


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