Can someone from Ubisoft explain the origin of the name Hyvaltonna?0 Likes/2 Replies/52 ViewsOriginal poster openwheelchamp 4 posts
Righto so anyone who has played this game and has also been to Norway in real life will know that the map is definitely not an accurate representation of Norway's east coast, however all the landmarks are real, but for me one stands out because it's name in the game is not the name it has in real life.
In the game, in the largest fjord in Rygjafylke there is a landmark called Hyvaltonna, and again, anyone who has been to Norway will instantly recognise this as Preikestolen, a 600m+ high flat rocky outcrop which is incredibly popular with tourists.
I'm fascinated to know why the in game name is Hyvaltonna! Preikestolen translates to Priests or Pulpits Rock, so I'm guessing it might be a pre-christian era name, possibly Old Norse, or was it just a name made up by the Ubisoft team?
Can anyone from Ubisoft answer this, where did the name Hyvaltonna come from? post your theories too! Thanks!
OrcBeard92 180 posts
@guest-od5t8ekf Here is what Wikipedia had to say about it. (They're not always right but usually accurate!)
The old local name of the site is Hyvlatonnå (English: (woodworker’s) Plane’s Tooth). The name Prekestolen (without the i) was coined around the year 1900 when the local tourist organisation, Stavanger Turistforening [no] wanted to promote the site for trekking. The "i" was added later to concord with Nynorsk, the official local form of Norwegian, and the site is now known both locally and officially as "Preikestolen."